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Daily Tech News 21 May 2024

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  • Microsoft Recall is the AI-powered future of PCs. (The Verge)

    This new feature coming to Windows 11 lets you find and replay any moment in your PC's history... By constantly taking screenshots. Of everything. Private email. Passwords. Personal chat messages. Confidential business documents. Credit card numbers. Personal identification. Everything.

    Not DRM-restricted content, though. That would be taking things too far.

    And don't worry, all this information will be kept safe on your computer and Microsoft takes security very seriously. (Tech Radar)


  • I just set up two PCs running Windows 10.


Tech News



Anime Music Video of the Day



Song is Stick Together by Elias Naslin, featuring Lucy and Elbot. I don't know who any of those people are, but the song works well here.

Anime is Little Witch Academia, which started out as a short film, then got a Kickstarter-funded sequel, and was finally expanded into a 25-episode TV series. The TV series differs a little in continuity from the original films, but it is very good.


Disclaimer: Never pick a fight with someone who once blew up the Moon by accident.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:30 AM




Comments

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1 BOING!

The Onion is back!

https://tinyurl.com/3zdcfsuh

(X)

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at May 21, 2024 04:31 AM (lA5hY)

2 G'Day everyone
Forward Dog 9 long road hittting

Posted by: Skip at May 21, 2024 04:31 AM (qfcFW)

3 And don't worry, all this [Recall] information will be kept safe on your computer and Microsoft takes security very seriously.

I was happy with a CPU that would yield much better battery life and the Prisim feature which allows you to install and run x86 apps on an arm box. This Recall cockup Is an absolute deal-breaker if you can't turn it off; Plus it sounds like every cops wet dream.

Posted by: Lost in Space at May 21, 2024 04:38 AM (/6R5H)

4 Mornin'

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at May 21, 2024 04:44 AM (sAmhv)

5 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo (ju2Fy) at May 21, 2024 04:46 AM (ju2Fy)

6 Evening and morning to all the AoSHQ satellites across the home system! (Yes, Luna City, 80 F. is the standard climate-control temp of all the buildings and tunnels. It's dry, though. Get used to it.)

Tuesday! I think it's gonna be a weird day, if my dreams last night were any indication. And the fact that little Dagny, the standoffish kitten, was curled up against me on the bed when I woke. Strange.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 21, 2024 04:47 AM (omVj0)

7 This Recall cockup Is an absolute deal-breaker if you can't turn it off; Plus it sounds like every cops wet dream.

They've officially lost their minds.

Posted by: Its Always Been This Way at May 21, 2024 04:50 AM (pTv5j)

8 And the fact that little Dagny, the standoffish kitten, was curled up against me on the bed when I woke. Strange.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius



Talk in your sleep? Your dreams may have triggered Dagny's mommy response. She's trying to comfort you.

Or she was chilly and your warm.

Could be either. Or both. Cats (shrugs)

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at May 21, 2024 04:52 AM (sAmhv)

9 What exactly is this Recall recalling?

Screen output? Processor state? Memory State? Bios state? HMI inputs?

What's the capture rate? Continuous? 1 Hz?

What if you force the processor and mobo to only do shit when Recall isn't capturing? Or interleave something totally different at exactly the capture rate?

The whole thing is fucking useless for any decent purpose, and probably useless for nefarious purposes too. How the fuck you gonna sift through that avalanche of bullshit? AI? AI can't figure out how fucking soup works.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 21, 2024 05:05 AM (+yhUM)

10 By constantly taking screenshots. Of everything.

I will only need 80% of your CPU power, at all times and require 2TB of disc space. Oh, hold on. I am going to reorganize your swap file to make your PC 0.1% faster. Why don't you go grab lunch. I am going to be a while.

-Your Windows PC

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 21, 2024 05:08 AM (seACy)

11 Maybe if these fuckwits would spend their time making an OS that can communicate to a damned printer more than once instead of this happy hitler horseshit...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 21, 2024 05:09 AM (+yhUM)

12 My AI powered discharge instructions:

Input- Broken Left Leg
Krames: Sorry, boss. I got nothing for you.

Input: Broken Leg
Krames: I got 4,830 documents. Can you be more specific?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 21, 2024 05:11 AM (seACy)

13 I'm at the office editing a tedious piece on Schopenhauer and listening to Japanese 1980s City Pop. I've taken to playing this genre when doing something both mentally strenuous and simultaneously stupid, which Schopenhauer most certainly is.

Posted by: LenNeal at May 21, 2024 05:12 AM (43xH1)

14 My cat decided that the top step was the perfect place to barf in the middle of the night.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 21, 2024 05:12 AM (seACy)

15 Good morning! I hope people realize what the Recall feature is and it ends Windows.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 21, 2024 05:15 AM (YRsIm)

16 Maybe if these fuckwits would spend their time making an OS that can communicate to a damned printer more than once instead of this happy hitler horseshit...
Posted by: Warai-otoko

-

This is possibly the most perfect, most succinct comment I've ever seen in regards to modern computing.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The lesbian divorce rate is 75% and it's men's fault at May 21, 2024 05:18 AM (7h9jE)

17 which Schopenhauer most certainly is.
Posted by: LenNeal at May 21, 2024 05:12 AM (43xH1)

Everything that is alive wants to be alive. So does everything that's not alive. Yadda yadda yadda kill yourself.

Ok, there, Artie. Great plan. Only a dude with Krusty the Klown hair could come up with a weltanschauung like that.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 21, 2024 05:18 AM (+yhUM)

18 "Microsoft is back compatible and offers legacy support like no other company, it's good business."

Yes, and it does not change their identity as fundamentally evil to the core.

Posted by: LenNeal at May 21, 2024 05:20 AM (43xH1)

19 I just set up two PCs running Windows 10

End of life/ support is next October, what is the plan then?

Posted by: CanuckJack at May 21, 2024 05:20 AM (1cCGi)

20 End of life/ support is next October, what is the plan then?
Posted by: CanuckJack at May 21, 2024 05:20 AM (1cCGi)

The people who make the shit i sell and install and program basically threw up their hands and said "fine, fukkit, we'll make it work on Linux then".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 21, 2024 05:22 AM (+yhUM)

21 G'mornin' everyone!

Minux Lint FTW!

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at May 21, 2024 05:27 AM (tQtDb)

22 End of life/ support is next October, what is the plan then?


Well, I'm down to just one laptop with Win10. I'm using it now. When MS cuts support, I'll put some variety of Linux on it. I have Mint currently on a 20+ year old workstation and 2 problem child laptops that are running fine, except when they don't. The one laptop, some of the keyboard buttons don't respond and the other laptop can be cranky when logging into the WiFi. The workstation just chugs along. I like Linux. Solid OS.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at May 21, 2024 05:27 AM (sAmhv)

23 I've never tried mint. Only Ubuntu.

I do damn near everything in terminal though except for vscode and a browser. Not sure if flavor makes any difference for that.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 21, 2024 05:30 AM (+yhUM)

24 Is mint debian based?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 21, 2024 05:31 AM (+yhUM)

25 Morning, 'rons and 'ronettes.

10 files left over from yesterday to start with, which are fewer than I expected, but still a hassle. Probably won't be commenting until the end of the Morning Report or sometime during the Art thread.

Going to do battle with Lady Justice tomorrow morning. Would like to think everything will turn out for the best, but expect it won't. Thoughts and prayers (especially around 9-10 am tomorrow) would be appreciated bigly.

And now to work.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing (aka Eloquent Depression) at May 21, 2024 05:31 AM (Q0kLU)

26 lightning, thunder, light rain, 55 degrees

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at May 21, 2024 05:32 AM (tQtDb)

27 Ubuntu, I think

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at May 21, 2024 05:32 AM (tQtDb)

28 Got to get moving, and messed up back yesterday to go with it
Posted by: Skip at May 21, 2024 03:46 AM (fwDg9)

OW !

2 words - Chiro practor !

Posted by: JT at May 21, 2024 05:36 AM (T4tVD)

29 G'Day everyone
Forward Dog 9 long road hittting
Posted by: Skip

you kin practice yer yodeling !

Have a good one Skip !

Posted by: JT at May 21, 2024 05:38 AM (T4tVD)

30 BOING!

The Onion is back!

Do I need a new belt ?

Posted by: JT at May 21, 2024 05:39 AM (T4tVD)

31
I've been running Ubuntu for nearly a decade. I'm just a little bit weary of reading people bitchin' about Windows all the time. Which doesn't mean I object to your first amendment right to bitch about Windows all the time.

But it's like reading about a battered wife who continues to be abused because 'he's promised to change'. As Ike Turner famously said to Tina Turner as he beat her up, 'What's love got to do with it?'

Windows is the Ike Turner of operating systems.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 21, 2024 05:40 AM (RKVpM)

32 Huh. So Mint is just a layer on top of Ubuntu. Which is a layer on top of Debian. Which is just a flavor of Linux. Which is a layer on top of Unix. Which is, as far as i can tell, either a dessert topping or a floor wax.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 21, 2024 05:40 AM (+yhUM)

33 What's that? Only use my Windows box for art and gaming* but do all my actual sensitive work and documents on my Ubuntu** machine? Don't mind if I do, Microsoft.

*-Still pretty bad, especially given the sensitive nature of Vtuber models, but not quite as disastrous as my tax documents being leaked.

**-Yes, I know Canonical has its own issues, but I got tired of Arch-based distros pushing out crap before it's ready (i.e., that grub issue from a while back) and for some reason the ancient HP Pavilion I use doesn't like Debian.

Posted by: Saber Alter at May 21, 2024 05:41 AM (B7K5D)

34 24 Is mint debian based?

Posted by: Warai-otoko



Not sure. Don't think so.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at May 21, 2024 05:41 AM (sAmhv)

35 The open source world still frightens and confuses me.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 21, 2024 05:43 AM (+yhUM)

36 32 Huh. So Mint is just a layer on top of Ubuntu. Which is a layer on top of Debian. Which is just a flavor of Linux. Which is a layer on top of Unix. Which is, as far as i can tell, either a dessert topping or a floor wax.

Posted by: Warai-otoko



Whatever. It works. That's all I ask.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at May 21, 2024 05:43 AM (sAmhv)

37 24 Is mint debian based?

Posted by: Warai-otoko

Debian Doberman ?

Posted by: JT at May 21, 2024 05:43 AM (T4tVD)

38 I can go from "Hey I'm starting to get the hang of this" to "what the crap, these aren't even words" in a single mouse click.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 21, 2024 05:45 AM (+yhUM)

39 Windows is the Ike Turner of operating systems.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 21, 2024 05:40 AM (RKVpM)

Apple is the Fergie of operating systems.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 21, 2024 05:47 AM (+yhUM)

40 Like a bird- Psalm 50: vs. 7-15
A person looking for a job praises God in the midst of that:

https://tinyurl.com/szc422va

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 21, 2024 05:49 AM (XkYcA)

41 Like a bird- Psalm 50: vs. 7-15
A person looking for a job praises God in the midst of that:

Who wants a job like a bird ?

Posted by: JT at May 21, 2024 05:53 AM (T4tVD)

42 Temp now at 75 F. Highs predicted for this weekend about 94, with heat index about 100. Jeez, I hate this dump.

If that mid-90s trend continues into June, and it will, I am not going to feel good about driving up to Indiana. Yes, the Buick's A/C is good, but the knowledge of the will-sapping heat waiting just beyond the windows is enough to depress me. I have Seasonal Affective Disorder in reverse from most people.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 21, 2024 05:54 AM (omVj0)

43 Who wants a job like a bird ?
Posted by: JT

How long before his arms get tired ?

Posted by: JT at May 21, 2024 05:56 AM (T4tVD)

44 Who wants a job like a bird ?
Posted by: JT at May 21, 2024 05:53 AM (T4tVD)
-

Um, Superman.

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at May 21, 2024 05:56 AM (lA5hY)

45 19 I just set up two PCs running Windows 10

End of life/ support is next October, what is the plan then?

Posted by: CanuckJack


Celebrate that there are finally no more updates screwing up my working systems.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at May 21, 2024 05:56 AM (BLOW1)

46 "Debian," I think, is "they will owe" in Spanish. Though the "i" could have an accent over it. Been a while since I read much Spanish beyond the can't-get-away-from-'em signs, or conjugated any verbs.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 21, 2024 05:57 AM (omVj0)

47 36

It's a floor wax, but I also use it as a shoe polish.

Posted by: LenNeal at May 21, 2024 05:58 AM (43xH1)

48 Doctor.

Doctor.

Doctor.

Doctor.

https://tinyurl.com/48x5wj4d

(X)

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at May 21, 2024 05:59 AM (lA5hY)

49 Deaf baby hears for the first time:

https://tinyurl.com/5ee98t3p

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 21, 2024 05:59 AM (qjCly)

50 Nice dog adoption story:

https://tinyurl.com/2ar462dj

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 21, 2024 06:04 AM (qjCly)

51 Linux is the Fred Sanford of operating systems.

Posted by: LenNeal at May 21, 2024 06:04 AM (43xH1)

52 I'm like a bird

Posted by: Nellie Furtado at May 21, 2024 06:04 AM (NSLTy)

53 Late again!

Sorry!

Posted by: Nancy Mace at May 21, 2024 06:06 AM (NSLTy)

54 I have Seasonal Affective Disorder in reverse from most people.
Posted by: Wolfus
-------

I hear ya on that, Wolfus!

(Mornin'!)

Summers here are miserably hot, although "it's a dry heat" blahblah... fk it, it still sucks!

Posted by: JQ at May 21, 2024 06:06 AM (njWTi)

55
Disclaimer: Never pick a fight with someone who once blew up the Moon by accident.

I bet Frank J. Fleming was jealous.

Posted by: tankdemon at May 21, 2024 06:08 AM (KLo17)

56 {{{Pixy!}}}

Missed ya yesterday morning... wanted to hug you for fixing Da Blog!

Posted by: JQ at May 21, 2024 06:08 AM (njWTi)

57 Doctor.

Doctor.

https://tinyurl.com/48x5wj4d

--

hahahaha

An honorary doctorate for Biden from a $50k/year HBCU that has to teach classes at high school "B" grade levels because the bulk of their students are barely reading and generally incapable of understanding and performing solid 8th grade level work is maybe the most perfect thing I've seen this week.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The lesbian divorce rate is 75% and it's men's fault at May 21, 2024 06:09 AM (7h9jE)

58 yo wut sup

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 21, 2024 06:10 AM (ENQN6)

59 Tech joke:

Did you hear about the computer tech who gained weight?

He was bad at managing cookies

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 21, 2024 06:11 AM (qjCly)

60 Doctor doctor....

youtube.com/watch?v=tjOhL1ea4Os

Posted by: JQ at May 21, 2024 06:12 AM (njWTi)

61 Pray for J. J. I believe he finds out results of his medical test today.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 21, 2024 06:13 AM (qjCly)

62 51 Linux is the Fred Sanford of operating systems.
Posted by: LenNeal



It has a catchy, earworm, of a theme song?

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at May 21, 2024 06:13 AM (sAmhv)

63 It's 6:15, do you know where your co-workers are?

Posted by: Skip at May 21, 2024 06:16 AM (EkPON)

64 Good morning early risers!

So, what's new? I was on vacation last week...

Posted by: Rosasharn at May 21, 2024 06:16 AM (PzBTm)

65 Fani Willis suggests creation of Georgia prosecutorial oversight panel is racially motivated

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 21, 2024 06:17 AM (ENQN6)

66 Pretty sure you can get a Debian based distro of Mint. Most people use the Ubuntu based because there are more apps for it.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 21, 2024 06:18 AM (yeEu9)

67 Who wants a job like a bird ?
Posted by: JT


Those wingsuit weirdos from the Cafe posts.

Posted by: mikeski at May 21, 2024 06:18 AM (DgGvY)

68 It's 6:15, do you know where your co-workers are?
---------

HAHAHA! Thanks for that, Skip!

What, you got to the site early and nobody else has shown up yet?

Posted by: JQ at May 21, 2024 06:18 AM (njWTi)

69 Bill Clinton holds an honorary doctorate from Morehead State.

Posted by: logprof at May 21, 2024 06:19 AM (NSLTy)

70 Doctor doctor....

youtube.com/watch?v=tjOhL1ea4Os
Posted by: JQ at May 21, 2024 06:12 AM (njWTi)
-

I was thinking more like:

https://youtu.be/hoe24aSvLtw

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at May 21, 2024 06:19 AM (lA5hY)

71
An honorary doctorate for Biden from a $50k/year HBCU that has to teach classes at high school "B" grade levels because the bulk of their students are barely reading and generally incapable of understanding and performing solid 8th grade level work


"Bakers" of "cookies" made of clay and water passing around and sharing said cookies.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 21, 2024 06:20 AM (xG4kz)

72 So far the two annoyances in Gallium on an old Chromebook are the track pad stopping working after about 2 hours, requiring either a mouse or a restart. So far not a huge deal.

And not sure why but LibreOffice text jumping around: you're typing away, and suddenly the text relocates into another sentence or paragraph somewhere on the page. Never far away but it's jarring.

That might be LibreOffice but it doesn't happen on the tower in the home office with Ubuntu. Might be the keyboard, might even be me on the keys but it doesn't do it with anything but LibreOffice.

Posted by: LenNeal at May 21, 2024 06:20 AM (43xH1)

73 Yes, it's Mint LMDE. Just look for other versions on the site and you'll find it.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 21, 2024 06:20 AM (yeEu9)

74 Bill Clinton holds an honorary doctorate from Morehead State.
Posted by: logprof at May 21, 2024 06:19 AM (NSLTy)
-

ISWYDT

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at May 21, 2024 06:20 AM (lA5hY)

75 62

If you can't figure something out it calls you A Big Dummy.

Posted by: LenNeal at May 21, 2024 06:21 AM (43xH1)

76 I'm sure that even at Harvey Mudd (?) thete are some good and motivated students. They didn't deserve to have a racially divisive, angry uninspiring campaign speech. Obe student who spoke at my son's school could have done a much better job. He was AA and the captain of the football team but also graduated with honors in business admin. He talked about how important it was to have grit and perseverance in life.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 21, 2024 06:22 AM (SjhdV)

77 Good morning. Contrary to Bribe'ems declaration no graduate from MoreHouse has ever worked at the White House.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2024 06:24 AM (s7CNV)

78 @iowahawkblog
·
Follow
I hereby declare five days of helicopter jokes

TFF

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 21, 2024 06:25 AM (ENQN6)

79 Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at May 21, 2024 06:20 AM (lA5hY)

--and without my even being aware, it fell to Comment #69.

I should quit while I'm ahead.

Posted by: logprof at May 21, 2024 06:25 AM (NSLTy)

80 G'morning, all!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 21, 2024 06:26 AM (a1415)

81 And the fact that little Dagny, the standoffish kitten, was curled up against me on the bed when I woke. Strange.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius
*
Talk in your sleep? Your dreams may have triggered Dagny's mommy response. She's trying to comfort you.

Or she was chilly and your warm.

Could be either. Or both. Cats (shrugs)
Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at May 21, 2024


***
Nobody's ever said I talk in my sleep, or snore, but who knows nowadays. As for temp, well, the A/C is running, and the two little thugs may get a bit chilly -- but the air has been running 24/7 for more than a month, and Dagny does not sleep with me very often even with that.

Cats.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 21, 2024 06:26 AM (omVj0)

82
Fred Sanford was a gainfully employed male in a less then reputable profession.

That sounds like Linux.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 21, 2024 06:26 AM (RKVpM)

83 The thing that keeps me from moving to Linux is that Office + onedrive is simply too easy.

The entire family uses it, one subscription, phone pictures auto backed up, no lost homework, archives for years of content. It's pure laziness on my part but also it just works and is remarkably affordable.

Posted by: CanuckJack at May 21, 2024 06:26 AM (1cCGi)

84 Time to hit the road to the electron mines, all. Back later.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 21, 2024 06:26 AM (omVj0)

85 So my guess would be that not a single mainstream media platform felt that Biden thinking he was Vice President when the pandemic began was worth mentioning.

Interesting matrix that helps them to decide what it is that we need to know.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 21, 2024 06:28 AM (a1415)

86 MSNBC’s @Lawrence O’Donnell defends Michael Cohen stealing from the Trump Org.: “Cohen [was trying] to rebalance the bonus he thought he deserved, & it still came out as less than the bonus he thought he deserved & the bonus he had gotten the year before”

Defending theft.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 21, 2024 06:28 AM (ENQN6)

87 I'm not great at those kinds of jokes but I'll give it a try.

-How any Iranian presidents does it take to screw in a mountain?

Eh. Nevermind. Not my thing...

Posted by: LenNeal at May 21, 2024 06:28 AM (43xH1)

88 Celebrate that there are finally no more updates screwing up my working systems.
Posted by: Pixy Misa


I LOL'd and cringed because a client yesterday dealing with cleanup due to a 2K8r2 DC in their network

Posted by: CanuckJack at May 21, 2024 06:29 AM (1cCGi)

89 Well, we had the first tomato out of the planter boxes last night.

BLT's are a gift from God.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 21, 2024 06:30 AM (a1415)

90 I'm sure that even at Harvey Mudd (?) thete are some good and motivated students. They didn't deserve to have a racially divisive, angry uninspiring campaign speech. ...


-

To be clear, i'm not making fun of the kids who can't read and who are convinced to attend a $50k/year college that has to teach at that level.

I'm making fun of the college existing and the idea that Americans are supposed to pretend it - and the others - are good schools when in reality the doctorate program is likely similar to high school AP courses at a decent non-urban high school in many suburbs.

For fail-upwards Biden to be awarded a doctorate from that type of exploitive diploma mill is hilarious.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The lesbian divorce rate is 75% and it's men's fault at May 21, 2024 06:31 AM (7h9jE)

91 "The cloud" - right up there with sustainable and renewable for absolutely asinine terms/phrases. Idiocracy.

Posted by: Son of Dad at May 21, 2024 06:31 AM (8JB5s)

92 Fred Sanford never throws anything away it might be worth something

Posted by: LenNeal at May 21, 2024 06:32 AM (43xH1)

93 David Ignatius/Washington Post is out with an article that claims agreement has been reached on a limited incursion in Rafah instead of a full out attack. Equally as bad is the supposed "day after" plan. This sounds too much like Gallant and Gantz.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2024 06:34 AM (s7CNV)

94 "Defending theft."

When you look at the overall list of things that they defend....theft is really a minor issue for them.

Once you get past killing infants in, and just outside the womb..
Grooming the young survivors for deviant sexual practices..
Intentionally creating a class of people who are too uneducated to exist outside a system of government dependency..
Knowingly casting the long term health of tens of millions of people into question with non-vaccines...


Yeh, the list just keeps growing.
And simple theft is way at the bottom.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 21, 2024 06:34 AM (a1415)

95 No; I didn't think you were making fun of the students, Moron Robbie.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 21, 2024 06:34 AM (p1Kk/)

96 This AA conservative man who writes for the "NY Post " thinks that Joe's speech was racist and patronizing:

https://tinyurl.com/yc3jx64m

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 21, 2024 06:36 AM (p1Kk/)

97 If you want a deeper understanding of the intentional rot in our urban education systems, imagine being a Recruiter for any branch of the military in Baltimore in the early 1990's.

And it just gets worse every year.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 21, 2024 06:37 AM (a1415)

98 Easy on the HBCUs. I'm still angling to teach at Hampton U. 😉

Posted by: logprof at May 21, 2024 06:37 AM (NSLTy)

99 The difficulty for evolutionists is that at some point oxidation becomes fertilization. I don't see why particles would care about life. From their perspective, they are immortal.

Posted by: Jamaica at May 21, 2024 06:37 AM (tez/p)

100
I have to give up my name, address, and social security number to the law firm representing me in suit against the Boy Scouts of America. They are then free to disseminate that financial information and the sordid details of my abuse to anyone they please.

Do I look like I was born yesterday?

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 21, 2024 06:37 AM (RKVpM)

101 Pray for J. J. I believe he finds out results of his medical test today.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 21, 2024 06:13 AM (qjCly)

I thought they were drilling his head today ?

Posted by: JT at May 21, 2024 06:38 AM (T4tVD)

102 >>>>>>@ 49 and 50: two wonderful, feel good posts. Thank you Fenelon!

Posted by: Crusader Rabbit at May 21, 2024 06:39 AM (Hcx5A)

103 And I would not be surprised if the person who wrote the college speech for Joe was not a patronizing , racist white leftist .

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 21, 2024 06:39 AM (p1Kk/)

104 On the plus side...at least three of Dixie's nine eggs hatched through the day yesterday.

So sometime this evening she should be taking the kids to the pond for swim lessons.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 21, 2024 06:41 AM (a1415)

105 Posted by: Crusader Rabbit at May 21, 2024 06:39 AM (Hcx5A)

You're most welcome. I try to do a few uplifting things each day and I like your handle. I'm so old I remember Crusader Rabbit. 🙂

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 21, 2024 06:41 AM (p1Kk/)

106 I am watching local Maine TV and the weather guy is in Grey where it is about 50. The kids are wearing shorts and t-shirts

Posted by: Jamaica at May 21, 2024 06:42 AM (tez/p)

107 VIA, good morning to you and the lovely Mrs. Hope you are both well.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2024 06:42 AM (s7CNV)

108 "I thought they were drilling his head today ?"

Prayers up.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 21, 2024 06:42 AM (a1415)

109 Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at May 21, 2024 06:43 AM (mUnoX)

110 Ben Had!

G'morning young lady.

We are doing well.
And you?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 21, 2024 06:43 AM (a1415)

111 Good morning morons

Please say a prayer for JJ who is having surgery today

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 21, 2024 06:44 AM (RIvkX)

112 Meanwhile, while all eyes are on the port of Baltimore, and it's impact on shipping......

Second day of delayed operations at the port of Charleston.

https://tinyurl.com/25r8h76n

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 21, 2024 06:47 AM (a1415)

113 I mentioned yesterday the story about an elderly man who gives a young lady on a bus a bouquet of flowers, telling her that he is sure his wife will be happy he gave them to her, only for her to watch him go across the street to visit his wife's grave. Someone commented that would be a good short film.

This story would be a good short film, too, and I would script it if I had any talent for screenwriting and if I had people to help me film:

https://tinyurl.com/2fevs2hv

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing (aka Eloquent Depression) at May 21, 2024 06:49 AM (Q0kLU)

114 The only thing techie I can contribute is that it’s 60 degrees going up to 80 and clear in WNC. Wishing the best for J.J and relief for Skip and his back issues.

Posted by: Crusader Rabbit at May 21, 2024 06:49 AM (Hcx5A)

115 mornin yall. We need more aspiring rappers to shoot themselves in the head. Preferably about 4am as they are driving by with their subwoofers turned up to 11.

Posted by: fd at May 21, 2024 06:50 AM (vFG9F)

116 {{{Ben Had}}}

🎼 ♭ 5/4 ♫♫ ♫♫ Good morning! ♬♬ ♩ ♪

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 21, 2024 06:50 AM (u82oZ)

117 Good morning morons

Please say a prayer for JJ who is having surgery today
Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 21, 2024 06:44 AM (RIvkX)

Okay !

Posted by: JT at May 21, 2024 06:51 AM (T4tVD)

118 Village Idiot's Apprentice

Top o ta mornin to ya, gov'nor.

What is going on in Charleston?

Everyone says MV Dali made port, but all the containers never got to their destinations. Yet.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 21, 2024 06:52 AM (u82oZ)

119 VIA, life on the farm is good, thank you for asking.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2024 06:52 AM (s7CNV)

120 @24/Warai-otoko:

Linux mint (main distribution) is built off Ubuntu. It offers three installers, each with its own desktop (in order to make initial desktop selection easier for the user.). Those desktops are: Cinnamon, XFCE, Mate.

LMDE is the other distribution they build/maintain that does not base itself off Ubuntu.

From the LMDE download page: LMDE is a Linux Mint project which stands for "Linux Mint Debian Edition".

Its goal is to ensure Linux Mint can continue to deliver the same user experience if Ubuntu was ever to disappear. It allows us to assess how much we depend on Ubuntu and how much work would be involved in such an event. LMDE is also one of our development targets, as such it guarantees the software we develop is compatible outside of Ubuntu.

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at May 21, 2024 06:54 AM (O7YUW)

121 So sometime this evening she should be taking the kids to the pond for swim lessons.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 21, 2024 06:41 AM (a1415)
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*sigh* They grow up so fast, don't they?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 21, 2024 06:55 AM (BpYfr)

122 NaCly, dearest. Good morning

Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2024 06:55 AM (s7CNV)

123 San Franpsycho

I will join you in prayer for J.J. May his worries vanish, the pain flee, and the nurses professional. With skilled hands of a master surgeon, and a sound pathology lab.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 21, 2024 06:55 AM (u82oZ)

124 I thought they were drilling his head today ?
Posted by: JT at May 21, 2024 06:38 AM (T4tVD)
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Thar be oil in that thar brain!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 21, 2024 06:56 AM (BpYfr)

125 I've encountered that Bing thing. AI is garbage. It regurgitates garbage it finds on the Internet into a pile of more garbage. Then AI processes that garbage into more garbage.

Posted by: fd at May 21, 2024 06:57 AM (vFG9F)

126 Salty!


Dali was moved from the bridge collapse site about 2.5 miles to the Baltimore SeaGirt terminal and is now tied up pier side.

But, they have to remove the remainder of the collapsed roadway from her bow area, and then also offload her containers for further transport to their original destinations.

And I would imagine that some of the cargo might have exceeded it's perishable shelf life, or no longer be desired to be transported further.

Gonna be a while.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 21, 2024 06:57 AM (a1415)

127 Mornings
Just read that RFK Junior is promising $5 billion to black farmers if he gets elected to the White House. SMH.

Posted by: Spypeach at May 21, 2024 06:57 AM (UuB/1)

128

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at May 21, 2024 06:58 AM (5hfjS)

129 Village Idiot's Apprentice

So software issues. Seems to be trending.

Even if it is not malware, where are the American programmers? I guess downsizing to India and Vietnam does not work. Nor does our education system.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 21, 2024 06:59 AM (u82oZ)

130
What do you call a Search and Rescue dog who was trained to locate sites where helicopters crashed?

A roto-rooter

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 21, 2024 07:00 AM (xG4kz)

131 I have yet to see a useful thing "AI" has done other than generate click bait that supposedly brings in revenue for somebody.

Posted by: fd at May 21, 2024 07:00 AM (vFG9F)

132 Hillary Clinton

Ah, one of the Great Old Ones has arrived.

Go home Hillary. You are drunk and monstrous again.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 21, 2024 07:01 AM (u82oZ)

133 The port of Charleston is closed for the second day so far due to a software issue. I am assuming this is the tracking and loading software that the actual Port facility uses.

Should be fixed sometime today.

But in the meanwhile, Baltimoreis stilt a very reduced capacity.
And now, even if briefly, the port of Charleston is closed as well.

And Charleston is a rather large PanaMax depth port, sith lots of cargo now not moving.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 21, 2024 07:01 AM (a1415)

134 Easy on the HBCUs. I'm still angling to teach at Hampton U.
-

Take their money, but they're all - up to and including the top tier Spelmans and Morehouses - garbage diploma mills with shockingly low academic standards and they should all be shut down.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The lesbian divorce rate is 75% and it's men's fault at May 21, 2024 07:02 AM (7h9jE)

135
Go home Hillary. You are still drunk and monstrous again.
Posted by: NaCly Dog


FIFY

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 21, 2024 07:03 AM (xG4kz)

136 Stupid question.

While we know that inflation has hit everything, why are bananas still around .59 per pound?

Yes, spa little in the last four years, but they don't seem to be tracking at the same rate as everything else.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 21, 2024 07:04 AM (a1415)

137 Have a great day, everyone.

May you have the enthusiasm of kids (and teachers) seeing Spring Vacation 3 days away.

The teachers union would scream, but there is absolutely no educational value of school after finals and state tests. None. Reforms are needed.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 21, 2024 07:05 AM (u82oZ)

138 I really wish that auto-cucumber would just die.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 21, 2024 07:06 AM (a1415)

139 "While we know that inflation has hit everything, why are bananas still around .59 per pound?"

Inflatable Bananas would be a good name for a band.

Posted by: AI Tallyman at May 21, 2024 07:06 AM (vFG9F)

140 Inflatable Bananas would be a good name for a band.
Posted by: AI Tallyman at May 21, 2024 07:06 AM (vFG9F)
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Who did they open for? Tangerine Dream?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at May 21, 2024 07:07 AM (mUnoX)

141 So we were shopping at the base commissary yesterday and looked in the meat section.

I forget the cut of steak, which was not something exotic, but over $32.00 per pound!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 21, 2024 07:08 AM (a1415)

142 Byeee...

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at May 21, 2024 07:10 AM (mUnoX)

143 I need to set up a Windows 11 computer that just shows a Bag O' Dicks with the words "Eat Me" under it on the screen for Micropenis's Recall.

More coffee...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 21, 2024 07:11 AM (IebSC)

144 @24/Warai-otoko:

(part 2)

Canonical (creators of Ubuntu) have been pushing the "snap" application distribution system, and Linux Mint disagrees with this philosophy, preferring to stay with Debian's "apt" distribution system.

The difference? Apt installs applications into the system against the existing shared system libraries. Snap installs applications along with versions of library files that the application itself needs.

Snap's advantage: No worries about incompatibilities between an installed application and system library files. Ease of install/removal of any given application. No worries about dependencies.

Snap's disadvantages: Increased storage required for each application installed to store duplicate library copies. You also have to wait for each application that uses a library with a security vulnerability to be updated to ensure that the vulnerability is gone from the system.

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at May 21, 2024 07:12 AM (O7YUW)

145 Closing arguments will be the prosecution’s last chance to spell out the alleged second crime and convince jurors that Trump intended to commit it.

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury

nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself

So how can either of these be true without knowing the CRIME?

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 21, 2024 07:13 AM (ENQN6)

146 Hmmmmmm.... looking at the crash site photos of the I Iranian ship and judging from the damage to the tail boom it looks like he may have got vertigo and bumped the mast. Meaning he made an abrupt collective change and unloaded the head, and the retreating blade came down and struck the tailboom.

Given the weather conditions, that would be a classic indication of spatial orientation and failure to maintain control.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead...Wearing Pants and Working at May 21, 2024 07:14 AM (DIB8X)

147
I forget the cut of steak, which was not something exotic, but over $32.00 per pound!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 21, 2024 07:08 AM


$6.99 per pound for sirloin at Aldi's. Sous vide with Worcestershire sauce for a couple hours, then thin sliced - unlike Tina Turner, it can't be beat.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 21, 2024 07:15 AM (RKVpM)

148 You didn't sort your garbage. That will be a $100 fine and suspension of service for two weeks, comrade.

Posted by: AI garbage man at May 21, 2024 07:22 AM (vFG9F)

149 Morning peeps

Looks to be another hot one in Bourbon Country today. Got up to 88 yesterday.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 21, 2024 07:23 AM (Q4IgG)

150 VIA, I don't know anything about your pond but it seems you are going to find out where you have any snapping turtles in it soon.

Posted by: pawn at May 21, 2024 07:24 AM (QB+5g)

151 Snapping turtles are freakin scary. And they get to be pretty large....

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead...Wearing Pants and Working at May 21, 2024 07:26 AM (DIB8X)

152 Burger King is revamping their stores and menu using only garbage and AI. All patrons will be required to bring their garbage to Burger King for reprocessing.

Posted by: AI Garbage Generator at May 21, 2024 07:28 AM (vFG9F)

153 The following is Finance Minister Smotrich's response to the ultimatum:

What MK Benny Gantz did yesterday is much more than irresponsibility, it borders on the criminal.

-from Arutz Sheva

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 21, 2024 07:28 AM (RIvkX)

154 Prayers up for JJ this morning.

Posted by: ... at May 21, 2024 07:29 AM (aYXz1)

155 Prayers up for JJ this morning.
Posted by: ... at May 21, 2024 07:29 AM (aYXz1)

AMEN !

Posted by: JT at May 21, 2024 07:30 AM (T4tVD)

156 "but it seems you are going to find out where you have any snapping turtles in it soon."

We do....and they do.

Every year we lose a good number of babies.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 21, 2024 07:31 AM (a1415)

157 I have seen the future and it's garbage.

Posted by: Guy who always says "It's garbage"" at May 21, 2024 07:31 AM (vFG9F)

158
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 21, 2024 07:33 AM (bEb2S)

159 "I have seen the future and it's garbage."

Marvin? Is that you?

Posted by: Ribbed at May 21, 2024 07:33 AM (Ectld)

160 Morning, Tech Peeps

Posted by: fluffy at May 21, 2024 07:34 AM (86W+h)

161 San Franpsycho, Smotrich should be the next PM. I fear Gallant and Gantz have just gotten the upper hand.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2024 07:34 AM (s7CNV)

162
that would be a classic indication of spatial orientation and failure to maintain control.


Tell us about it

Posted by: Joe Biden's Bowel Movements at May 21, 2024 07:34 AM (xG4kz)

163 I have seen the future and it's garbage.
Posted by: Guy who always says "It's garbage"" at May 21, 2024 07:31 AM (vFG9F)
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Soon.

Posted by: Flying cars at May 21, 2024 07:35 AM (RIvkX)

164 San Franpsycho, Smotrich should be the next PM. I fear Gallant and Gantz have just gotten the upper hand.
Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2024 07:34 AM (s7CNV)
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Their heads should be planted in the ground so they grow like onions.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 21, 2024 07:36 AM (RIvkX)

165 from your lips to His ears, NaCly!

prayers for JJ

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at May 21, 2024 07:36 AM (tQtDb)

166 I have seen the future and it's garbage.
Posted by: Guy who always says "It's garbage""


"Kid, just step out on that garbage pile and make something of it. Don't care. Ceramics or paper mache, there's gold in them hills. Also, probably some radio-ac shit that can make wonderful mini-gen... point being you're standing on gold and don't let any looter tell you otherwise." - video game NPC, probably.

Posted by: Fictitious character at May 21, 2024 07:37 AM (IG4Id)

167
Adieu, Poopy Pants!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 21, 2024 07:38 AM (xG4kz)

168 San Franpsycho, read the WaPo article at Arutz Sheva about the Rafah operation. I will be most interested in your opinion.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 21, 2024 07:39 AM (s7CNV)

169 - @151 "And they get to be pretty large..."

For some reason, whenever the subject of snapping turtles comes up, my brain goes back about 60 years to an article I read in Boys Life.
"Wanna Lose a Finger"
About people reaching into logjams, beneath the water's surface, to feel around for them. Grab em by the tail and pull them out.
I've done plenty of stupid stuff in my life,,, never considered trying that.

Posted by: TeeJ at May 21, 2024 07:39 AM (xZpzx)

170 I got to see a pretty cool piece of machinery in operation yesterday. The local electric CO-OP sent a guy out to clear the brush out from under the power lines that run down our road. At the end of my driveway is a drainage area that's always full of saplings, thick brush, weeds, etc.

The machine was a TL12V2 (skid-loader looking) with an attachment on the front arms that completely ate up everything, mulched it into fine dust and leveled the area.

Cleared about a quarter acre in 30 minutes.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 21, 2024 07:39 AM (Q4IgG)

171 Joseph Stiglitz at WaPo:

On one side of the economic debate are those who believe in largely unfettered markets, in which companies are allowed to agglomerate market power or pollute or exploit. They believe firms should maximize shareholder value, doing whatever they can get away with, because bigger profits serve the common good.

The most famous 20th-century proponents of this low-tax/low-regulation shareholder-centric economy, often referred to as neoliberalism, are Milton Friedman and Friedrich Hayek. These Nobel Prize-winning economists took the idea beyond the economy, claiming this kind of economic system was necessary to achieve political freedom.

Who the hell writes this type of trash. Most US consumers will buy and invest with companies that offer some degree of social and environmental concern. This short-sighted writer thinks that only a centrally planned, over regulated market can benefit the public. Hayek did not say that governmental guidelines were all bad but he did point out that the agencies did almost always leave consumers with fewer and poorer choices.
AKA Serfdom.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 21, 2024 07:41 AM (ENQN6)

172 they should be like a chandelier; hang all day and burn all night!

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at May 21, 2024 07:42 AM (tQtDb)

173 About people reaching into logjams, beneath the water's surface, to feel around for them. Grab em by the tail and pull them out.

That ranks right up there with noodling for catfish. Fuck. That.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead...Wearing Pants and Working at May 21, 2024 07:42 AM (DIB8X)

174 Seat belts exist for a reason:

@SingaporeAir
Singapore Airlines flight #SQ321, operating from London (Heathrow) to Singapore on 20 May 2024, encountered severe turbulence en-route. The aircraft diverted to Bangkok and landed at 1545hrs local time on 21 May 2024.

We can confirm that there are injuries and one fatality on board the Boeing 777-300ER. Singapore Airlines offers its deepest condolences to the family of the deceased. (1/2)

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 21, 2024 07:42 AM (IG4Id)

175 "Who the hell writes this type of trash."

*looks at ceiling, whistles*

Posted by: AI Garbage Generator at May 21, 2024 07:43 AM (vFG9F)

176 >>That ranks right up there with noodling for catfish. Fuck. That.

Night dive along a reef in the Caribbean. That'll get your heart pumping.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 21, 2024 07:46 AM (LkLld)

177 >>The local electric CO-OP sent a guy out to clear the brush out from under the power lines that run down our road. At the end of my driveway is a drainage area that's always full of saplings, thick brush, weeds, etc.
*****
What a crazy idea, clearing out brush under power lines!

Posted by: Rufus T Firefly at May 21, 2024 07:47 AM (O/etW)

178 Moroning, Horde.

Been offline due to a graduation road trip. Did I miss some news about JJ?

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at May 21, 2024 07:48 AM (T+Iwg)

179 On one side of the economic debate are those who believe in largely unfettered markets, in which companies are allowed to agglomerate market power or pollute or exploit.

Thank goodness companies like Amazon, Google, and Disney are prevented from doing this by the fine regulators in our benevolent government.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 21, 2024 07:49 AM (T7iTv)

180 Night dive along a reef in the Caribbean. That'll get your heart pumping.
Posted by: JackStraw at May 21, 2024 07:46 AM (LkLld)

Farewell and adoo to you fair Spanish ladies.....

Posted by: JT at May 21, 2024 07:49 AM (T4tVD)

181 Airliners.net thread on that Singapore flight.

https://tinyurl.com/mscp2wus

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 21, 2024 07:49 AM (a1415)

182 Been offline due to a graduation road trip. Did I miss some news about JJ?
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at May 21, 2024 07:48 AM (T+Iwg)

They're drilling his head today.

Posted by: JT at May 21, 2024 07:50 AM (T4tVD)

183 "We can confirm that there are injuries and one fatality on board the Boeing 777-300ER. Singapore Airlines offers its deepest condolences to the family of the deceased"

We had to swerve to miss a flock of seagulls.

Posted by: AI Copilot at May 21, 2024 07:51 AM (vFG9F)

184 "Night dive along a reef in the Caribbean. That'll get your heart pumping."

Add a swim-thru cave to that and you really have reached a new limit.

Posted by: pawn at May 21, 2024 07:51 AM (QB+5g)

185 Birdbath status?

Posted by: Just Wondering at May 21, 2024 07:51 AM (dg+HA)

186
We had to swerve to miss a flock of seagulls.
Posted by: AI Copilot


"And I RAM so far away..."

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 21, 2024 07:54 AM (IG4Id)

187 They're drilling his head today.
Posted by: JT at May 21, 2024 07:50 AM (T4tVD)

Yikes! I know the SPR situation is fubar but this seems a bit extreme to me.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at May 21, 2024 07:54 AM (T+Iwg)

188 Some interior shots of that Singapore flight.

Looks like a bomb went off.

https://tinyurl.com/5ct3mscr

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 21, 2024 07:55 AM (a1415)

189 They got all kind of neat shit for clearing ROW's.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at May 21, 2024 07:55 AM (2QA3G)

190 >>Add a swim-thru cave to that and you really have reached a new limit.

When we weren't leading a dive or teaching we used to do light commercial work, mostly in San Juan Harbor. The water was so full of silt, oil and other crap you couldn't see 2 feet in front of you. We had to be tied together so we didn't drift apart and worked with flashlights to see anything. And there are things down there that go bump.

Good money though.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 21, 2024 07:55 AM (LkLld)

191 I'm sure the point of the new AI spybot in Windows is more to prevent people from ever viewing dangerous ideological heterodoxy, than actually busting them for it. That's the operating principle of the panopticon.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 21, 2024 07:57 AM (0FoWg)

192 "This positive spending is not a reflection of some sort of internalized secret sense of confidence that consumers have," he explained. "And instead my interpretation is that consumers see that a lot of aspirational goals that we talk about as part of the American Dream—homeownership, paying for college, paying for college for your kids, having a comfortable retirement—with high prices and high interest rates right now, those aspirational goals just feel increasingly out of reach."

This was seen in Venezuela, Pre-war Germany and other high inflation economies.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 21, 2024 07:57 AM (ENQN6)

193 And there are things down there that go bump.

Good money though.
Posted by: JackStraw


That underwater basket weaving degree really pays off.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 21, 2024 07:57 AM (IG4Id)

194 "They got all kind of neat shit for clearing ROW's."

Ever see the helo dragging the row of circular saw blades on a pole through the ROW?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 21, 2024 07:58 AM (a1415)

195 Second fatality at the hospital from that Singapore flight.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 21, 2024 08:02 AM (a1415)

196 This new feature coming to Windows 11 lets you find and replay any moment in your PC's history... By constantly taking screenshots. Of everything. Private email. Passwords. Personal chat messages. Confidential business documents. Credit card numbers. Personal identification. Everything.
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The more things evolve, the more the world becomes like an episode of Black Mirror.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2024 08:03 AM (d04cU)

197 Ever see the helo dragging the row of circular saw blades on a pole through the ROW?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 21, 2024 07:58 AM (a1415)


I'm sure I'll see it in my nightmares now, thanks.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 21, 2024 08:03 AM (T7iTv)

198 Charleston Port opening delayed till at least 1000 today.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 21, 2024 08:04 AM (a1415)

199 The first wave of these Copilot+ PCs are based on Qualcomm's new Snapdragon X chips. In fact every new Snapdragon X laptop - and there are models from Dell, Acer, HP, Samsung, Asus, and Lenovo, as well as Microsoft itself, so this is a huge industry-wide push - every single one appears to be infected with this Copilot+ bullshit.
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And while productizing *you* - the end user - something tells me they're still going to charge top dollar for the equipment...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2024 08:04 AM (d04cU)

200 Mom and dad always said; "wear your goddamn seatbelt!"

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 21, 2024 08:04 AM (Q4IgG)

201 191 I'm sure the point of the new AI spybot in Windows is more to prevent people from ever viewing dangerous ideological heterodoxy, than actually busting them for it. That's the operating principle of the panopticon.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 21, 2024 07:57 AM (0FoWg)

I heard iHeart with some great news about Net Neutrality and how it makes the net a better place. So your porn bits and my 911 bits gets equal treatment and the world is better for it.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 21, 2024 08:04 AM (ENQN6)

202 This new feature coming to Windows 11 lets you find and replay any moment in your PC's history... By constantly taking screenshots. Of everything. Private email. Passwords. Personal chat messages. Confidential business documents. Credit card numbers. Personal identification. Everything.
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The more things evolve, the more the world becomes like an episode of Black Mirror.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2024 08:03 AM (d04cU)


Best of all, this will have absolutely no impact whatsoever on performance.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 21, 2024 08:05 AM (T7iTv)

203 I'm sure the point of the new AI spybot in Windows is more to prevent people from ever viewing dangerous ideological heterodoxy, than actually busting them for it. That's the operating principle of the panopticon.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 21, 2024 07:57 AM (0FoWg)
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Power of and, dude. Power of and.

This is the brave new future! The censor can *also* be the spy!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2024 08:05 AM (d04cU)

204 For AI, GIGO. is replaced with GIAGO

Garbage In, Amplified Garbage Out

Posted by: SMOD at May 21, 2024 08:06 AM (sdPVv)

205 Using a helo to clear trees.

https://tinyurl.com/2takx7ax

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 21, 2024 08:07 AM (a1415)

206 > This new feature coming to Windows 11 lets you find and replay any moment in your PC's history... By constantly taking screenshots.
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Hopefully it can be disabled by killing whatever processes run it. I've "denuded" my Win 11 install by disabling everything I don't want, or need.

It bitches about it, but runs.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 21, 2024 08:07 AM (Q4IgG)

207 WTF

Merchan grows irate, begins EXCORIATING Robert Costello on the stand for making a few off-handed remarks and rolling his eyes during the testimony.

Merchan: Are you staring me down right now?

Costello: I'm not.

Merchan: GET OUT OF THE COURTROOM, NOW! GET OUT OF THE COURTROOM!

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 21, 2024 08:07 AM (ENQN6)

208 The new version of Windows will be called "Censor, Seller, Enforcer, Spy"

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2024 08:08 AM (d04cU)

209 Ever see the helo dragging the row of circular saw blades on a pole through the ROW?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 21, 2024 07:58 AM (a1415)

I have not. That would be fun.

We watched a hydroax go through a swamp in western NY. Most impressive.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at May 21, 2024 08:08 AM (2QA3G)

210 "Garbage In, Amplified Garbage Out
Posted by: SMOD"

This one goes to 11.

Posted by: AI Copilot at May 21, 2024 08:08 AM (vFG9F)

211 MSNBC’s @Lawrence O’Donnell defends Michael Cohen stealing from the Trump Org.: “Cohen [was trying] to rebalance the bonus he thought he deserved, & it still came out as less than the bonus he thought he deserved & the bonus he had gotten the year before”

Defending theft.


Posted by: rhennigantx at May 21, 2024 06:28 AM

So I guess every employee of a company who is not satisfied with their yearly bonus has the right to steal from their company. Interesting.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at May 21, 2024 08:08 AM (P5BPp)

212 For AI, GIGO. is replaced with GIAGO

Garbage In, Amplified Garbage Out
Posted by: SMOD at May 21, 2024 08:06 AM (sdPVv)
++++
Given the newly-announced major deals to allow OpenAI and Microsoft to train their large language models on Reddit content, it's amplified garbage in, too.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2024 08:09 AM (d04cU)

213 "So I guess every employee of a company who is not satisfied with their yearly bonus has the right to steal from their company. Interesting."

Another look at National Lampoon Christmas Vacation?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 21, 2024 08:10 AM (a1415)

214 So no MR thread today? We’re all piling on the pixy thread?

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 21, 2024 08:11 AM (xT8gx)

215 Its goal is to ensure Linux Mint can continue to deliver the same user experience if Ubuntu was ever to disappear.
Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant


Great, now how do I use Backup on one desktop and back up on a laptop running the exact same distro without learning machine code? Seriously, why is this so F'ing difficult?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 21, 2024 08:11 AM (IG4Id)

216 AI might (might) have been ok if it'd been written decades ago by programmers instead of woke script kiddies.

In the final analysis however it'd probably have been turned into the shit it is now.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 21, 2024 08:12 AM (Q4IgG)

217 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 21, 2024 08:13 AM (Zz0t1)

218 The Onion is back!

https://tinyurl.com/3zdcfsuh

(X)
Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at May 21, 2024 04:31 AM (lA5hY)



The CEO of The Onion is NBC's former minister of 'disinformation.'

OH the irony.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 21, 2024 08:13 AM (Zz0t1)

219 Given the newly-announced major deals to allow OpenAI and Microsoft to train their large language models on Reddit content, it's amplified garbage in, too.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2024 08:09 AM (d04cU)


Half the people in the world are of below average intelligence. They post also. So AI takes this stew of dreck, filters it through the neuroses and biases of the development team, glitches a bit, and spews out it's results. And everyone in positions of authority believe that using this everywhere will improve life.

I start to understand why we've never found an advanced alien society. They all became retarded first.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 21, 2024 08:13 AM (T7iTv)

220 AI might (might) have been ok if it'd been written decades ago by programmers instead of woke script kiddies.

In the final analysis however it'd probably have been turned into the shit it is now.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 21, 2024 08:12 AM (Q4IgG)
++++
The only group I would *technically* trust to build such a system would be Russian programmers of a certain age.

But I wouldn't otherwise trust them.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2024 08:13 AM (d04cU)

221 Just hope JJ is OK, just not feeling it, he thought May 27 was his return day anyway

Posted by: Skip at May 21, 2024 08:14 AM (PwaOl)

222 Recently the county came by with their damned machinery that chews up everything along the roadway. They don't care what it is, they do an above ground rototilling. It leaves ugly torn up growth behind it and they never come back to clean any of it up. Took down a beautiful apple tree that was in it's way. Not sure why this process was needed since above ground powerlines are only on one side of the road. Ugly, ugly, ugly.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at May 21, 2024 08:14 AM (2NHgQ)

223 Godspeed, JJ.

Positive thoughts and meaningful prayers your way.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 21, 2024 08:14 AM (Zz0t1)

224 "FIRST!!!!!
Posted by: Sponge"

We rate this as "True".

Posted by: AI Fact Checker at May 21, 2024 08:14 AM (vFG9F)

225 " FIRST!!!!!
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden"

We rate this statement as 'Mostly True'

Posted by: Snopes at May 21, 2024 08:14 AM (a1415)

226 So no MR thread today? We’re all piling on the pixy thread?
Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 21, 2024 08:11 AM (xT8gx)


I assume one of the COBs will eventually post an open thread.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 21, 2024 08:15 AM (T7iTv)

227 Birdbath status?
Posted by: Just Wondering

Serving customers

Posted by: JT at May 21, 2024 08:15 AM (T4tVD)

228 Elon Musk
@elonmusk

The New Woke Times is truly unreadable

Headline: The Racial Bias Built into Photography

Sarah Lewis explores the relationship between racism and the camera

https://bit.ly/4aCnB1e

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at May 21, 2024 08:15 AM (P5BPp)

229 "We rate this statement as 'Mostly True'
Posted by: Snopes at "

We rate this as "True".

Posted by: AI Fact Checker at May 21, 2024 08:16 AM (vFG9F)

230 Horde Mind.


It exists.

And it's spectacular

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 21, 2024 08:16 AM (a1415)

231 Good morning!

Holy sh#t, Windows is spying on you and selling it as a feature!

Oh wait, every internet-connected "Smart" appliance it's the same thing. The company is collecting data on you (and selling it) while telling you it's a feature.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 21, 2024 08:16 AM (cCVOS)

232 ... Headline: The Racial Bias Built into Photography

Sarah Lewis explores the relationship between racism and the camera ...
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at May 21, 2024 08:15 AM (P5BPp)
++++
We have "killer SUVs" so why not "racist cameras?"

I mean, these machines all have free will, right? They are not merely extensions of their operators!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2024 08:17 AM (d04cU)

233 SCENE: Dystopian wasteland. Radioactive pits burping. Not an animal in sight...

" FIRST!!!!!
Posted by: Sponge

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 21, 2024 08:17 AM (IG4Id)

234 Just hope JJ is OK, just not feeling it, he thought May 27 was his return day anyway
Posted by: Skip at May 21, 2024 08:14 AM (PwaOl)

Guess its hard to post with your head in a drillpress....

Posted by: JT at May 21, 2024 08:17 AM (T4tVD)

235 Before color film, there was no racism.

Posted by: AI Fact Checker at May 21, 2024 08:18 AM (vFG9F)

236 "MS Recall" reminds me of a great Asimov story, "The Dead Past". A guy invents a machine to that can see events in history anywhere, any time -- building the pyramids, killing Julius Caesar. But the government suppresses it. Then an investigative reporter hears of it, manages to get it built, and releases it. The twist is, it can only see about 100 years back, but right up to the current moment. It is a complete end to privacy.

Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at May 21, 2024 08:18 AM (z9TPn)

237 Posted by: Clyde Shelton at May 21, 2024 08:15 AM (P5BPp)

Sarah Lewis is an assistant professor at Harvard University in the department of history of art and architecture and the department of African and African-American studies.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 21, 2024 08:18 AM (T7iTv)

238 200 Mom and dad always said; "wear your goddamn seatbelt!"

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 21, 2024 08:04 AM (Q4IgG)


I always keep my seat belt buckled while seated in an aircraft. You never know.

But if you're going to and from the toilet or standing in line for the toilet, you're simply another loose object in the cabin. I will not be surprised if the fatalities were people doing the above, or worse, in the toilet. Or flight attendants at work?

Posted by: Gref at May 21, 2024 08:21 AM (5fDan)

239 Oh wait, every internet-connected "Smart" appliance it's the same thing. The company is collecting data on you (and selling it) while telling you it's a feature.
Posted by: Lizzy at May 21, 2024 08:16 AM (cCVOS)
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The only "smart" shit I own are "smart" TVs. And I keep them on a ring-fenced network with no access to my actual devices. They even use a different internet-facing IP (since I have a clutch of them with my business internet plan). They can spy *only* on each other. My mobile phone - the worst thing ever - also connects to a ring-fenced network.

That's it. I am toying with a bunch of home automation, but it will be offline. If it goes on the internet, I don't want it in my house. My washing machine can go online for some reason. I never connected it. It bitches at me about once month and I have to clear a nag screen to do my laundry. Dicks.

And real equipment is just as bad. My networking management gear likes to phone home. My damn *printer* likes to phone home. I use my firewall to dump all traffic from actual IT equipment that isn't bound for (or sourced from) the local network.

The amount of surveillance is unreal, even for shit that has no excuse.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2024 08:21 AM (d04cU)

240 I use CoPilot every day, it really is useful.

The interesting thing is that it sometimes filters out extraneous conversations but sometimes the Key Topics Discussed contains something like, The plan for Victor's Stag Party has hit a roadblock because all of the good strip clubs have closed because of the COVID Nazi's.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 21, 2024 08:21 AM (XV/Pl)

241 The Ivy League is the incubator of stupid.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory, red heifer owner at May 21, 2024 08:21 AM (SqeHx)

242 Headline: The Racial Bias Built into Photography

So, those photographs of Ansel Adams of Yosemite are racist. I didn't know that.

Posted by: dantesed at May 21, 2024 08:22 AM (Oy/m2)

243 I had a craniotomy years ago… the worst part is the anticipation. The second-worst part is about a week after the surgery the nerve endings in your scalp that were cut to get inside… they start “waking up” and for me that was mighty uncomfortable. The third-worst was 10 days after surgery getting the staples removed from my scalp. Yes, they use staples and I looked like Frankenstein…. Prayers for JJ. All in all, it’s unpleasant but not too bad

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 21, 2024 08:22 AM (xT8gx)

244 The Ivy League is the incubator of stupid.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory


Marxist madrasas with meal tickets.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 21, 2024 08:22 AM (IG4Id)

245
Not sure why this process was needed since above ground powerlines are only on one side of the road. Ugly, ugly, ugly.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at May 21, 2024 08:14 AM


When power lines go down they can easily cross the street. I've seen it on my road. I had to call the fire company once because a line came down and started a fire in some brush. They put the fire out and put an orange cone in the street. I don't know if the line was still energized.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 21, 2024 08:22 AM (RKVpM)

246 The Little Witch Academia short film was great. I haven’t gotten around to watching the series, but I probably should, given that Trigger is easily my favorite anime studio.

Posted by: Caiwyn at May 21, 2024 08:23 AM (BaIXK)

247 >>Headline: The Racial Bias Built into Photography

Sarah Lewis explores the relationship between racism and the camera ...
- - -

Headline: The scholarship for these grievance "studies" is based on eventually finding racism/sexism/homophobia in every facet of current life. Go away.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 21, 2024 08:24 AM (cCVOS)

248 Power of and, dude. Power of and.

This is the brave new future! The censor can *also* be the spy!
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2024 08:05 AM (d04cU)

Of course - panopticons don't work unless *some* people get busted. But the whole idea is that it only needs to be a few.

A couple news stories should be all it takes.

"YD, of Anytown USA, was arrested Tuesday morning after Windows detected his activity at the insurrectionist website AoS, on its supreme white tech thread. Windows protected Our Sacred Democracy by alerting the Frontline Social Hygiene Heros at DHS, who promptly detained him and beat him to death with truncheons. We Are All In This Together with Microsoft.

This story was written by Copilot AI. Click here to find out how Copilot can empower YOU."

A few of those stories, and everyone behaves.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 21, 2024 08:24 AM (0FoWg)

249 Buying a Home in 1985 vs 2022

https://bit.ly/3yBgWGW

Baby Boomers:
Median Household Income: $23,620
Median Home Prices: $83,200

Millennials:
Median Household Income: $74,580
Median Home Prices: $468,000

Homes are 80% more expensive for millennials compared to their parents' generation.

You would need to reach a median household income of $134,000 per year in order for homes to be as affordable as they were in 1985.

*Note this does not take into account interest rates in 1985 vs 2022.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at May 21, 2024 08:25 AM (P5BPp)

250 >>So, those photographs of Ansel Adams of Yosemite are racist. I didn't know that.

Well, yeah, because it was done outside, at national parks, and we've already by lectured by the activists, including Michelle Obama, that hiking and other national parks pursuits are raaaacist!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 21, 2024 08:26 AM (cCVOS)

251 225 " FIRST!!!!!
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden"

We rate this statement as 'Mostly True'
Posted by: Snopes at May 21, 2024 08:14 AM (a1415)

truthy
somewhat kinda true
hints of truth

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 21, 2024 08:26 AM (ENQN6)

252 232 ... Headline: The Racial Bias Built into Photography

Sarah Lewis explores the relationship between racism and the camera ...
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at May 21, 2024 08:15 AM (P5BPp)
++++
We have "killer SUVs" so why not "racist cameras?"

I mean, these machines all have free will, right? They are not merely extensions of their operators!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2024 08:17 AM (d04cU)


Soon the idiotic racism explainer articles will reach the lowest possible level and the click-bait journalists will have to start at the top of the list again - The Racism in Racism.

Posted by: Gref at May 21, 2024 08:27 AM (5fDan)

253 Baby Boomers:
Median Household Income: $23,620
Median Home Prices: $83,200

Millennials:
Median Household Income: $74,580
Median Home Prices: $468,000

-

You know what would help?

75M+ more people suddenly in the country in ten or so years.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The lesbian divorce rate is 75% and it's men's fault at May 21, 2024 08:27 AM (7h9jE)

254 *Note this does not take into account interest rates in 1985 vs 2022.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at May 21, 2024 08:25 AM (P5BPp)

In Nov 84 I got a 15% with a 3 2 1 buydown.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 21, 2024 08:27 AM (ENQN6)

255 Also a black woman in the Congo discovered photography in the 12th century.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The lesbian divorce rate is 75% and it's men's fault at May 21, 2024 08:28 AM (7h9jE)

256 248 — YD, you have a way with words. Bravo

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 21, 2024 08:28 AM (xT8gx)

257 Racist, racism.... two words that have lost all meaning.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 21, 2024 08:28 AM (Q4IgG)

258 Soon the idiotic racism explainer articles will reach the lowest possible level and the click-bait journalists will have to start at the top of the list again - The Racism in Racism.
Posted by: Gref at May 21, 2024 08:27 AM (5fDan)

The Bigotry of High Expectations.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 21, 2024 08:29 AM (ENQN6)

259 Windows 10: End of life/ support is next October

That doesn't mean it will stop working, just that MS will not be sending out plugs for security holes.

Posted by: Ciampino - the OS wars #01 at May 21, 2024 08:29 AM (qfLjt)

260 Salman Rushdie: A Palestinian State Under Hamas Would Be Another Iran or Afghanistan.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 21, 2024 08:30 AM (ENQN6)

261 The amount of surveillance is unreal, even for shit that has no excuse.

-

Speaking of, I saw that Mullvad VPN has an AI-thwarting setting now that will manipulate packets and patterns and intersperse random background traffic in order to negate traffic analysis.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The lesbian divorce rate is 75% and it's men's fault at May 21, 2024 08:31 AM (7h9jE)

262 257 Racist, racism.... two words that have lost all meaning.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 21, 2024 08:28 AM (Q4IgG)

Now do Nazi

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 21, 2024 08:31 AM (ENQN6)

263
You would need to reach a median household income of $134,000 per year in order for homes to be as affordable as they were in 1985.

The median square footage of the median home has increased by a large margin though. It's slightly apples and crab-apples.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 21, 2024 08:32 AM (RKVpM)

264 >>Sarah Lewis is an assistant professor at Harvard University in the department of history of art and architecture and the department of African and African-American studies.


Ah, so she doesn't create art or architecture, she just critiques it. What a valuable asset to Harvard!!
CRT still pumping out a nation of do-nothing, skill less people trained to criticize those who produce.

Ayn Rand to the white courtesy phone!

Posted by: Lizzy at May 21, 2024 08:32 AM (cCVOS)

265 *Note this does not take into account interest rates in 1985 vs 2022.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at May 21, 2024 08:25 AM (P5BPp)
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Almost 3x what they are now (about 12%).

So what does that look like with standard, fully-amortizing, 20% down, 30-year mortgage?

1985 payment: $685
2022* payment: $2,491
* Assumes 2022 median house price with current mortgage interest rate of about 7%

1985 payment as % of gross median monthly income: 34.8%
2022 payment as % of gross median monthly income: 40.0%

So relatively, inclusive of rates, houses are 5% more expensive in terms of mortgaged purchase. Ancillary stuff - taxes and insurance in particular - have grown faster than inflation. And this is optimistic, since the past two years have seen significant RE appreciation in most markets.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2024 08:32 AM (d04cU)

266 How many times these days have you seen a black person be an expert on something that isn't about being black.

The Left has pigeonholed them and they say 'thank you massa'.

Imagine seeing a poster of a black woman and the event she is speaking at is not about being black? Is that even possible?

Posted by: ... at May 21, 2024 08:32 AM (aYXz1)

267 "Now do Nazi"

Racist Nazis?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 21, 2024 08:32 AM (a1415)

268 Also a black woman in the Congo invented traffic analysis in the 12th century.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The lesbian divorce rate is 75% and it's men's fault at May 21, 2024 08:32 AM (7h9jE)

269 Baby Boomers:
Median Household Income: $23,620
Median Home Prices: $83,200

Millennials:
Median Household Income: $74,580
Median Home Prices: $468,000


I think a more interesting comparison would be average price per square foot. Homes in 2022 are not like homes in 1985. Increased building regulations are a part of that but also a desire for higher end materials and whatnot.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 21, 2024 08:33 AM (T7iTv)

270 Sarah Lewis is an assistant professor at Harvard University in the department of history of art and architecture and the department of African and African-American studies.

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Dang.

Imagine how easy a degree in African architecture would be.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The lesbian divorce rate is 75% and it's men's fault at May 21, 2024 08:33 AM (7h9jE)

271 266 How many times these days have you seen a black person be an expert on something that isn't about being black.

Now do black comedians.

Posted by: I miss Redd Fox at May 21, 2024 08:33 AM (dg+HA)

272 So Bragg is trying a FEC case
Former FEC leader comes to court

and GET THROWN OUT

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 21, 2024 08:33 AM (ENQN6)

273 Ugh, on the local news they keep talking about Mt Bluesky - must've said it 50 times already.

That's the new name for Mt Evans. I hate this renaming everything.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 21, 2024 08:34 AM (cCVOS)

274 32 Huh. So Mint is just a layer on top of Ubuntu. Which is a layer on top of Debian. Which is just a flavor of Linux. Which is a layer on top of Unix. Which is, as far as i can tell, either a dessert topping or a floor wax.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 21, 2024 05:40 AM (+yhUM)
----
Well no, Linux was written mainly from scratch to work sort of like UNIX, which is proprietary software, but with new code, so it's not a layer on top of UNIX. As I recall UNIX was originally written as an OS for the PDP-11.

Posted by: Ciampino - the OS wars #02 at May 21, 2024 08:34 AM (qfLjt)

275 Increased building regulations are a part of that but also a desire for higher end materials and whatnot every new thing shown on HGTV, where we just knock out this wall for an open concept. And shiplap!.

* Suggested edit

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 21, 2024 08:35 AM (a1415)

276 "local news"

I think I've found your problem.

Posted by: Just turn it off at May 21, 2024 08:36 AM (dg+HA)

277 @249

So income rose 215pct but home prices rose 462pct, and instead of coming up with the 16k down payment, you now have to come up with a 90k down payment.

Nearly impossible for someone just starting out.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 21, 2024 08:36 AM (XV/Pl)

278
And this is optimistic, since the past two years have seen significant RE appreciation in most markets.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2024 08:32 AM


I was looking at some 'Jersey real estate and somehow ended up at my homes page. $7,000 increase in value the last 30 days. I didn't look at the chart but I know the past two years have been insane.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 21, 2024 08:37 AM (RKVpM)

279 Shiplap!

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at May 21, 2024 08:37 AM (tQtDb)

280 But here's the real killer. How much is a down payment?

In the 1985 example, a median 20% down payment is equivalent to 70.44% of the median annual gross salary - about 8.5 months.

In the 2022 example, a median 20% payment is equivalent to 126% of the median annual gross salary - about 15.1 months.

Saving for a down payment takes almost twice as long now, all other things being equal. But it is in fact worse than that, since the flipside of high mortgage interest is that you also have higher bank savings yields.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2024 08:37 AM (d04cU)

281 In 2002 I got a 5.7 fixed. Cousin got a 5.0 variable and talked a lot of shit.
Guess who still owns his house.
One thing I don't see mentioned is the struggle to get to where owning is an option. My son's rent is 250% higher than ours was at the same point in life. Bills are easily triple.
Wages..??.. When half goes to rent that crap don't matter.
My son probably won't own a house until I take a dirt nap.

Posted by: Reforger at May 21, 2024 08:37 AM (B705c)

282 It's interesting to consider that we're paying for the facade / illusion of higher end materials because low end chinese crap is such crap, but most modern crap is still crap.

We've got much nicer crap than we used to have, but it would be interesting to see someone able to choose new well built homes from different eras vs a modern disposable mcmansion.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The lesbian divorce rate is 75% and it's men's fault at May 21, 2024 08:37 AM (7h9jE)

283 I don't want open concept. I want shitty closed leave me the fuck alone concept. Can you do that? If not I'll be in the garage.

Posted by: ... at May 21, 2024 08:37 AM (aYXz1)

284 Morning all , prayers for JJ.
Kind of fun watching Merchan due to pressure turning into a judicial version of Martin Short's lawyer character Nathan Thurm. "I didn't say that, are you staring at me?"

Posted by: Smell the Glove at May 21, 2024 08:37 AM (enVpg)

285 Dang.

Imagine how easy a degree in African architecture would be.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - The lesbian divorce rate is 75% and it's men's fault at May 21, 2024 08:33 AM (7h9jE)

All African learning and culture can be learned from the Gods Must Be Crazy and GMB Crazier.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 21, 2024 08:37 AM (ENQN6)

286 Increased building regulations are a part of that but also a desire for higher end materials and whatnot every new thing shown on HGTV, where we just knock out this wall for an open concept. And shiplap!.

* Suggested edit
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 21, 2024 08:35 AM (a1415)


OTOH, I am a retired meth addict and my wife is a cardboard cutout... our budget is $2.5M. -- totally realistic homebuying contestant

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 21, 2024 08:38 AM (T7iTv)

287 But here's the real killer.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2024 08:37 AM (d04cU)

Finally!!!

Posted by: Zombie OJ at May 21, 2024 08:38 AM (aYXz1)

288 11 Maybe if these fuckwits would spend their time making an OS that can communicate to a damned printer more than once instead of this happy hitler horseshit...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 21, 2024 05:09 AM (+yhUM)
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I'm very curious as to what printer from Hell is this? It has been a very long while that interfacing a printer required a soldering iron, a breakout box and a magic wand, since before XP in fact.

Posted by: Ciampino - the OS wars #03 at May 21, 2024 08:38 AM (qfLjt)

289 $6.99 per pound for sirloin at Aldi's

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I grilled some of this over the weekend and it was quite good. Going to pick some more up today as the sale is ending. Make sure you get the TOP sirloin; they are also selling petite sirloin for the same price which is a completely different and much tougher cut.

Posted by: Bigsmith at May 21, 2024 08:38 AM (RZEyP)

290 I think a more interesting comparison would be average price per square foot. Homes in 2022 are not like homes in 1985. Increased building regulations are a part of that but also a desire for higher end materials and whatnot.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 21, 2024 08:33 AM

One of the replies to the post said the same thing. Another also said it would be interesting to see a comparison of monthly payments. Looks like Joe Mannix put that together at #265.

1985 payment as % of gross median monthly income: 34.8%
2022 payment as % of gross median monthly income: 40.0%


I think the current rule-of-thumb I have seen is that you do not want your monthly payment more than 28% of gross income or 25% of net income.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at May 21, 2024 08:39 AM (P5BPp)

291 Racist, racism.... two words that have lost all meaning.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 21, 2024 08:28 AM (Q4IgG)


"Literally" has entered the chat

Posted by: Doof at May 21, 2024 08:39 AM (h0Z+I)

292 >>"local news"
I think I've found your problem.


Yeah, I know. Only news I watch, and it's mostly goofy + weather and traffic.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 21, 2024 08:39 AM (cCVOS)

293 I was looking at some 'Jersey real estate and somehow ended up at my homes page. $7,000 increase in value the last 30 days. I didn't look at the chart but I know the past two years have been insane.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 21, 2024 08:37 AM (RKVpM)
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My house has gone up by 41.4% in the past 2.5 years per the big RE websites (I take a three-service average and then subtract 10% to get what is hopefully a reasonable estimate). Appreciation has halted now. Month to month, the estimated value bounces within a $10k range.

But that is insane. The place was expensive - relatively - when I bought it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2024 08:39 AM (d04cU)

294 So NO Morning Report?

How appropriate for End Of The World Day!

Posted by: redridinghood at May 21, 2024 08:40 AM (NpAcC)

295 AKA Serfdom.
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 21, 2024 07:41 AM (ENQN6

Milton Friedman wrote the very readable "Capitalism and Freedom", which argues that economic freedom and individual freedom are tightly linked. He gave a number of examples of government interfering in the markets: licensing occupations, limiting school choices.

Posted by: JM in Ill -- Behold the Manchurian Candidate at May 21, 2024 08:41 AM (qfEqj)

296 I think the current rule-of-thumb I have seen is that you do not want your monthly payment more than 28% of gross income or 25% of net income.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at May 21, 2024 08:39 AM (P5BPp)
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The current rule of thumb is, "if you can usually eek out the payment, you can afford it."

The traditional affordability rules were:
1. 20% down, seasoned capital (e.g., you saved it and didn't have a windfall, loan, gift, etc.)
2. 25% front-end ratio (mortgage is not more than 25% of your gross income)
3. 33% backend ratio (all debt is not more than 33% of your gross income)

Those were top-tier, safe thresholds. The riskier thresholds were 15% down, 33% front-end ratio, 40% back-end ratio.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2024 08:42 AM (d04cU)

297 >>OTOH, I am a retired meth addict and my wife is a cardboard cutout... our budget is $2.5M. -- totally realistic homebuying contestant

And your wife just said, "Oh yeah, we're totally going to have to redo the entire kitchen and the master bathroom!" because who moves into a new house without doing this, at minimum. . .?"

Posted by: Lizzy at May 21, 2024 08:43 AM (cCVOS)

298 And your wife just said, "Oh yeah, we're totally going to have to redo the entire kitchen and the master bathroom!" because who moves into a new house without doing this, at minimum. . .?"
Posted by: Lizzy at May 21, 2024 08:43 AM (cCVOS)
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Ugh. Yes. Throwing out perfectly functional but "dated" rooms.

My house's kitchen was last done in, I would guess, the mid 90s. It's brown and has 90s-style cabinets and countertops and backsplashes. It's all a roomy, well laid-out, generous kitchen that is extremely well designed and very highly functional.

So it won't be in "Better Homes and Gardens." Okay. I don't care. The kitchen is actually really, really good. Just "dated."

My master bedroom and bathroom, though, was designed by a retard. I have big plans for it. Eventually.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2024 08:45 AM (d04cU)

299 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2024 08:42 AM (d04cU)

It also used to be the case that you could say, with reasonable certainty, that your mortgage would get more affordable over time. Not sure that still holds. Maybe if you can get a reasonable fixed rate.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 21, 2024 08:46 AM (T7iTv)

300
My first house I only had 10% to put down. There was some insurance they included in the mortgage to cover their risk. Once I had reached the equivalent of 20% down that insurance was supposed to go away. I flipped the place, made a ton of money, and bought a better home with about 50% down.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 21, 2024 08:46 AM (RKVpM)

301 So it won't be in "Better Homes and Gardens." Okay. I don't care. The kitchen is actually really, really good. Just "dated."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2024 08:45 AM (d04cU)


I don't care if my home is dated. I'm dated. We work together.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 21, 2024 08:48 AM (T7iTv)

302 My first house I only had 10% to put down. There was some insurance they included in the mortgage to cover their risk. Once I had reached the equivalent of 20% down that insurance was supposed to go away. I flipped the place, made a ton of money, and bought a better home with about 50% down.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 21, 2024 08:46 AM (RKVpM)
++++
Appreciation games kick ass when you can ride them up. When appreciation peters out - which a lot of people convince themselves doesn't happen in real estate, even though 2007 wasn't that long ago - it can easily rip your face off.

But if you can ride them successfully, it can work out *very* nicely.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2024 08:49 AM (d04cU)

303 My house was built in the 80s. Still mostly looks like the 80s. I don't care.

I will when I sell, likely next year. "GO TRUMP."

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 21, 2024 08:49 AM (Zz0t1)

304 Oh goody, Schumer is now touting s new "bipartisan" border control bill.

Wanna bet the Charlie Brown GOP believes the Lucy Democrats really, really intend to fix the border, and give them this obvious ploy to remove immigration/border control from the campaign discussion?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 21, 2024 08:49 AM (cCVOS)

305 72 So far the two annoyances in Gallium on an old Chromebook are the track pad stopping working after about 2 hours, requiring either a mouse or a restart. So far not a huge deal.

And not sure why but LibreOffice text jumping around: you're typing away, and suddenly the text relocates into another sentence or paragraph somewhere on the page. Never far away but it's jarring.

That might be LibreOffice but it doesn't happen on the tower in the home office with Ubuntu. Might be the keyboard, might even be me on the keys but it doesn't do it with anything but LibreOffice.

Posted by: LenNeal at May 21, 2024 06:20 AM (43xH1)
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On my HP laptop it is my palm over the fingerpad, as I type, that causes that.

Posted by: Ciampino - the OS wars #04 at May 21, 2024 08:50 AM (qfLjt)

306
I have good hardwood kitchen cabinets. It was kind of amazing a simple switch to more modern pulls made. Instant update.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 21, 2024 08:50 AM (RKVpM)

307 My house was built in the 80s. Still mostly looks like the 80s. I don't care.

I will when I sell, likely next year. "GO TRUMP."
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 21, 2024 08:49 AM (Zz0t1)
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:: checks real estate trends ::
:: walks through some open houses ::

Apparently, the correct strategy for this is, "smear the cheapest, lowest-quality, least-durable glitz on it and toss it onto the market." Unless it's properly high-end real estate, anyway.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2024 08:50 AM (d04cU)

308 One time I found out the bank had made an error and our principal was some thousands more than they had been putting on our statement.

Can't believe I'd never noticed. Bad news, right?

Well the error had happened two years earlier and put us over the 20% threshold, thereby eliminating our PMI two full years early. By the time they corrected it we really were over the 20% threshold.

Posted by: Zombie OJ at May 21, 2024 08:50 AM (aYXz1)

309 Oh goody, Schumer is now touting s new "bipartisan" border control bill.

Wanna bet the Charlie Brown GOP believes the Lucy Democrats really, really intend to fix the border, and give them this obvious ploy to remove immigration/border control from the campaign discussion?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 21, 2024 08:49 AM (cCVOS)



If Schumer is touting it, you know it shits on America and does NOTHING to secure the border in America.

There will be $80bn for Ukraine in there, $3.25 for the US Border.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 21, 2024 08:51 AM (Zz0t1)

310 Somehow I don't think it will matter...

@discloset 1m
NEW - Klaus Schwab will be stepping down as executive chairman of the World Economic Forum.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 21, 2024 08:51 AM (IG4Id)

311 Oh FFS OJ shut the fuck up and go be dead

Posted by: ... at May 21, 2024 08:51 AM (aYXz1)

312 Wanna bet the Charlie Brown GOP believes the Lucy Democrats really, really intend to fix the border, and give them this obvious ploy to remove immigration/border control from the campaign discussion?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 21, 2024 08:49 AM (cCVOS)


More likely, they want to put rules into place to prevent Trump from closing the border. If they can get this passed, and get Biden to sign it, the filibuster becomes their friend.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 21, 2024 08:52 AM (T7iTv)

313 Wanna bet the Charlie Brown GOP believes the Lucy Democrats really, really intend to fix the border, and give them this obvious ploy to remove immigration/border control from the campaign discussion?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 21, 2024 08:49 AM (cCVOS)

Or the Republicans are working hand in glove to make sure they get something passed now that Trump would never sign and their voters don't actually want...

Posted by: ... at May 21, 2024 08:52 AM (aYXz1)

314 @discloset 1m
NEW - Klaus Schwab will be stepping down as executive chairman of the World Economic Forum.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 21, 2024 08:51 AM (IG4Id)



He should've been dropped a LONG time ago.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 21, 2024 08:52 AM (Zz0t1)

315 I have good hardwood kitchen cabinets. It was kind of amazing a simple switch to more modern pulls made. Instant update.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 21, 2024 08:50 AM (RKVpM)
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Mine don't have pulls at all (one of the things that "dates" them).

But yeah, cabinetry is *expensive* and if you have good stuff - the previous owners here put in good stuff with all plywood boxes and hardwood facings and doors - it is almost *never* worth it to replace them. Reface them, maybe. Unless you're doing a full renovation where you gut the thing (or expand it) and fully replace it with a new layout, most people who own older houses are utterly insane to replace the cabinets.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2024 08:53 AM (d04cU)

316 Good Morning!

Posted by: gp In The Center Of A Stool Boom at May 21, 2024 08:53 AM (MvF+J)

317 260 Salman Rushdie: A Palestinian State Under Hamas Would Be Another Iran or Afghanistan.
Posted by: rhennigantx at May 21, 2024 08:30 AM (ENQN6)

I'm all for Israel annexing Gaza. Spoils of war.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 21, 2024 08:54 AM (N39Ws)

318 ""Oh yeah, we're totally going to have to redo the entire kitchen and the master bathroom!" because who moves into a new house without doing this, at minimum. . .?""

Heh.
first thing we did before move-in was install a nice set of keyed-alike deadbolts && knob-locks to replace the foreclosure padlocks ...
which, credit where due, were also all-keyed-alike.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at May 21, 2024 08:54 AM (tQtDb)

319 My house was built in the 80s. Still mostly looks like the 80s. I don't care.

I will when I sell, likely next year. "GO TRUMP."
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 21, 2024 08:49 AM (Zz0t1)


Your house has big hair??

Posted by: Doof at May 21, 2024 08:55 AM (h0Z+I)

320
Your house has big hair??

Posted by: Doof at May 21, 2024 08:55 AM (h0Z+I)



No, but my wife WISHES she still did........

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 21, 2024 08:55 AM (Zz0t1)

321 315 Mine don't have pulls at all (one of the things that "dates" them).

But yeah, cabinetry is *expensive* and if you have good stuff - the previous owners here put in good stuff with all plywood boxes and hardwood facings and doors - it is almost *never* worth it to replace them. Reface them, maybe. Unless you're doing a full renovation where you gut the thing (or expand it) and fully replace it with a new layout, most people who own older houses are utterly insane to replace the cabinets.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2024 08:53 AM (d04cU)

========

We just replaced everything because Dolley hated the color.

Expensive.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting kaiju with Ishiro Honda at May 21, 2024 08:56 AM (cD1dp)

322 310 Somehow I don't think it will matter...

@discloset 1m
NEW - Klaus Schwab will be stepping down as executive chairman of the World Economic Forum.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 21, 2024 08:51 AM (IG4Id)

No doubt the next head of WEF will be worse. Probably a spawn of Satan himself.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at May 21, 2024 08:56 AM (N39Ws)

323 >>More likely, they want to put rules into place to prevent Trump from closing the border. If they can get this passed, and get Biden to sign it, the filibuster becomes their friend.

Ah, yes, they would do that.
Allegedly it will "give Biden more power to control the border" which I assume means he'll do some stupid, miniscule thing to "limit" the flow and then they'll all claim he's fixed everything.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 21, 2024 08:56 AM (cCVOS)

324 Windows 10: End of life/ support is next October

That doesn't mean it will stop working, just that MS will not be sending out plugs for security holes.
Posted by: Ciampino - the OS wars #01 at May 21, 2024 08:29 AM


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I plan to install 3rd party antivirus software on my W10 machines and continue using them indefinitely. The Windows AV updates were about the only useful updates to W10 anyway. The other so called updates MS belches out are more likely to break stuff than to improve anything.

When Windows 11 first came out I thought it was devious of Microsoft to make its requirements so strict that not many existing PCs were "qualified" to update to it. But now that iit has become clear that W11 is a disaster I feel like I dodged a bullet.by not upgrading.

Posted by: Bigsmith at May 21, 2024 08:56 AM (RZEyP)

325 Your house has big hair??
Posted by: Doof at May 21, 2024 08:55 AM


And how much AquaNet does it have?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at May 21, 2024 08:57 AM (Wnv9h)

326 Trump and Republicans outraised Biden and Democrats by $25M in April

tinyurl.com/4r35fxc3

Posted by: redridinghood at May 21, 2024 08:57 AM (NpAcC)

327 I keep hearing conservative wish-casters (like Mark Davis on the radio in Dallas… good guy but God is he naive) saying a Trump conviction in NY guarantees him a 40-state landslide win in November. I don’t even understand their logic…. So clueless people all over the country who always vote dem and hate Trump… a conviction will magically change their mind??? That’s nuts….. a conviction could well cost Trump the election which he’s now poised to win…. But if found guilty that changes….

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at May 21, 2024 08:57 AM (xT8gx)

328
Mine don't have pulls at all (one of the things that "dates" them).

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2024 08:53 AM


You could have a 'pro' drill out the cabinets for pulls. I think I'm good with a drill and a template but I'd be terrified I'd fvck up somehow.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 21, 2024 08:57 AM (RKVpM)

329 My kitchen still has the circa 1950s cabinetry. The red formica countertops are indestructible.

Posted by: gp In The Center Of A Stool Boom at May 21, 2024 08:57 AM (MvF+J)

330 So
"I'm not Bill Gates's bitch" is now the only W11 password

Posted by: DaveA at May 21, 2024 08:57 AM (FhXTo)

331 I don't care if my home is dated. I'm dated. We work together.
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at May 21, 2024 08:48 AM (T7iTv)


Stately Poppins Manor was built in 1922. If I had enough money, I would yank out the current appliances and replace them with a vintage stove and icebox.

As it is, I have a land line connected to an authentic candlestick phone.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing (aka Eloquent Depression) at May 21, 2024 08:58 AM (Q0kLU)

332 Windows tells me every round of updates that my PC isn't 11 compatible, so I'm good.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 21, 2024 08:58 AM (Zz0t1)

333 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing (aka Eloquent Depression) at May 21, 2024 08:58 AM (Q0kLU)

Good luck tomorrow.

Posted by: ... at May 21, 2024 08:58 AM (aYXz1)

334 Ah, nothing like a couple hours of tiling and grading before breakfast when you know it's going to be 92 in the shade by noon. The tube is in the ground. Let it rain.

Always reminds me of the crew being rousted at first light because "it's gonna be hotter'n hell, might's well get done early" for a foundation in blue gumbo, and everybody there knew it just meant two extra hours unpaid because there was no way in that hell the job was going to get done early. But, you went.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at May 21, 2024 08:58 AM (zdLoL)

335 >>No doubt the next head of WEF will be worse. Probably a spawn of Satan himself.

Canada's Chrytstia Freelend was an executive of the WEF up until recently.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 21, 2024 08:59 AM (cCVOS)

336 285 Dang.

Imagine how easy a degree in African architecture would be.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - The lesbian divorce rate is 75% and it's men's fault at May 21, 2024 08:33 AM (7h9jE)

All African learning and culture can be learned from the Gods Must Be Crazy and GMB Crazier.

Posted by: rhennigantx at May 21, 2024 08:37 AM (ENQN6)
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I read that as the Debian divorce rate!

On Africa: Yes, did you know that the rhino is the jungle's fire marshal?
(little-known-fact? rhinos live on the savannah and not in the jungle).

Posted by: Ciampino - very funny movie at May 21, 2024 08:59 AM (qfLjt)

337 My dislike and distrust of Windows 11 is so great that when Windows 10 goes end-of-life, I will likely have to abandon it and go with Linux. I don't like that for primary PC because I have some Windows-software I use *all* the time and there is no near equivalent under Linux.

I may have to try to get Wine working (hell on earth) or run a locked-down Win11 virtual machine for those pieces of software. That's tomorrow's problem, but I don't look forward to solving it.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2024 08:59 AM (d04cU)

338 There's a neighborhood going up about a mile down the road. Homes are pretty close together, on small .25 acre lots. $400K.

It's a pleasant looking (for now) ghetto.

Police and fire are there daily. Local social media is chock full of bitching and moaning from the residents about each other, their kids, crime, etc.

Some of the original homes, the ones people have lived in for a few years are already run down.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 21, 2024 08:59 AM (Q4IgG)

339 You could have a 'pro' drill out the cabinets for pulls. I think I'm good with a drill and a template but I'd be terrified I'd fvck up somehow.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 21, 2024 08:57 AM (RKVpM)
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Oh, yes. I certainly could. If I cared. But I don't. So the kitchen is 30 years old. Big whoop.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2024 09:00 AM (d04cU)

340 Some of the original homes, the ones people have lived in for a few years are already run down.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at May 21, 2024 08:59 AM (Q4IgG)
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The neo-ghettoes they're slapping up won't work out well. One thing about traditional slums is that they're well-built. They can get pretty damn run-down before becoming uninhabitable, and can survive a *lot* of skipped or deferred maintenance. Modern construction is not nearly so forgiving.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2024 09:01 AM (d04cU)

341 Michelle #FJB
@MichelleRM68

OMG, are you kidding me?! So once Trump's case is over, the wildly compromised Judge Merchan will also be presiding over Steve Bannon's case!!

"Out of all the judges in NY County, somehow they keep coming up with the same judge, coincidence, I don't believe in them!"

Posted by: redridinghood at May 21, 2024 09:03 AM (NpAcC)

342 Windows 11 is fine and I'm speaking as someone who rode 2000 and XP a decade after their EOL and I still have a 7 machine.

I mean it sucks but it's not that bad. I find less and less stupid shit happening in the last six months than before it. I wouldn't stick with 10 over it but I do like tinkering with AI.

Windows 7 was my favorite followed closely by 2000. 11 is serviceable and not worth avoiding if you can hamstring it and turn a lot of their dumb crap off, which you can.

Posted by: ... at May 21, 2024 09:03 AM (aYXz1)

343 Due to refugees flooding our area from COW (CA, OR and WA) and especially the CA people bringing the cash they made from selling their overpriced homes the locals cannot find affordable homes. I'm a refugee as well, from OH not COW, we built in a former cow pasture. Often homes that are affordable are purchased and lived in til new homes are built or demolished and McMansions go up. Even if that doesn't happen the cost of existing homes, no matter how modest have gone up 150 to 200%.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at May 21, 2024 09:03 AM (2NHgQ)

344 I also hacked the 11 start bar, I couldn't live with it the way it was.

Posted by: ... at May 21, 2024 09:05 AM (aYXz1)

345 I'm changing over to a Brady Bunch kitchen. Orange Formica countertops, avocado green appliances. I will bring back this trend, single-handed, if necessary.

Posted by: Mike Brady, Architect and Poofter at May 21, 2024 09:05 AM (V5BDR)

346 My dislike and distrust of Windows 11 is so great that when Windows 10 goes end-of-life, I will likely have to abandon it and go with Linux. I don't like that for primary PC because I have some Windows-software I use *all* the time and there is no near equivalent under Linux.


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Just install 3rd party AV software and continue on with Windows 10. It will still work just fine.

Posted by: Bigsmith at May 21, 2024 09:05 AM (RZEyP)

347 NOODlum.....

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at May 21, 2024 09:07 AM (Zz0t1)

348
Well...whoever would've thought that I'd wind up in Hell?

*shrugs*

At least I haven't had a flaming pineapple shoved up my ass yet.

Oh, look. Here comes Shaitan, and....

...uh-oh.

Posted by: Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi at May 21, 2024 09:07 AM (eDfFs)

349 As it is, I have a land line connected to an authentic candlestick phone.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing (aka Eloquent Depression) at May 21, 2024 08:58 AM (Q0kLU)
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Do you have an old timey telephone exchange like "POPpins 6969"?

Posted by: All Hail Eris at May 21, 2024 09:08 AM (FkUwd)

350 Modern construction is not nearly so forgiving.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 21, 2024 09:01 AM (d04cU)

These "low income" places they are throwing up (as in barfing) around here look like they are only designed and built to make it to election day.
And they are building a bunch of them. No parking at all. No traffic upgrades. They're barfing them up into every vacant lot they can find.

Posted by: Reforger at May 21, 2024 09:10 AM (B705c)

351
I'm changing over to a Brady Bunch kitchen. Orange Formica countertops, avocado green appliances. I will bring back this trend, single-handed, if necessary.

Posted by: Mike Brady, Architect and Poofter at May 21, 2024 09:05 AM


My Dad and his second wife bought a house with that combo. My gawd those countertops were hideous. He's passed now but I imagine his second wife, who is incredibly cheap still has them.

'Relaxing' is not a word you would use to describe that kitchen.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at May 21, 2024 09:11 AM (RKVpM)

352 Hello, all,

as they are driving by with their subwoofers turned up to 11.
Posted by: fd at May 21, 2024


***
Sunday morning my next door neighbor started in with something that sounded like a gospel meeting with the volume up to 12. Three solid hours, from ten until one. Early Monday morning I left a polite anonymous note on his door:

"Please do not play your music so loud We like it but some of us need to sleep Thanks Your Neighbores"

We'll see what happens!

Posted by: Pr0nHub & YooPr0n at May 21, 2024 09:17 AM (J2vNu)

353 I'm changing over to a Brady Bunch kitchen. Orange Formica countertops, avocado green appliances. I will bring back this trend, single-handed, if necessary.

Posted by: Mike Brady, Architect and Poofter at May 21, 2024


***
My first apartment on my own, back in 1986, had an orange countertop. I bought some dark blue placemats and put them under the toaster and coffeemaker. It cooled things off.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 21, 2024 09:19 AM (J2vNu)

354 sock off

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at May 21, 2024 09:29 AM (w9Wax)

355 Windows 10: End of life/ support is next October

That doesn't mean it will stop working, just that MS will not be sending out plugs for security holes.
Posted by: Ciampino - the OS wars #01 at May 21, 2024 08:29 AM (qfLjt)

Late to the party, but Win7 still works for me on this very machine.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 21, 2024 10:03 AM (e+kKL)

356 I just set up two PCs running Windows 10.
=
Two days ago, I got a popup telling me about support for Windows 10 ending October 2025, and that my not quite 5 year old, $3500, best at the time of everything that was available aside from GPUs, isn't eligible for an upgrade to 11, so I should think about 'transitioning' to a PC that can.

From a bit of searching, I guess there's something called TPM that needs to be on your motherboard or something about the processor architecture that might be the issue, but the popup didn't say.

I'm not sure the lack of security updates is worse than being spied on by microsoft's AI, but I am concerned that if MS isn't supporting it, neither will Steam, Epic, or Lord of the Rings Online, which would render my PC useless.

Posted by: Methos at May 21, 2024 10:55 AM (Dnobf)

357 Ongoing prayers for J.J., his family, his physicians and care team. 🙏🙏🙏

Posted by: L - If they do it with you, they'll do it to you, too at May 21, 2024 10:59 AM (NFX2v)

358 Anime is Little Witch Academia, which started out as a short film, then got a Kickstarter-funded sequel, and was finally expanded into a 25-episode TV series. The TV series differs a little in continuity from the original films, but it is very good.
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I can't say enough positive about that show. Great characters, Akko is pretty much the anti-girlboss, she sucks at everything magical but just keeps trying. I like how the friendships develop, and while there was one twist that was telegraphed and I was half proud of myself for picking up on, there's an absolutely catastrophic betrayal which I did not.

Posted by: Methos at May 21, 2024 11:08 AM (Dnobf)

359 >>>And don't worry, all this information will be kept safe on your computer and Microsoft takes security very seriously.

Good one.

Posted by: Comrade Flounder, Disinformation Demon at May 21, 2024 11:16 AM (i24o9)

360 Late to the party, but Win7 still works for me on this very machine.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 21, 2024 10:03 AM (e+kKL)

I had that working fine in VM, until MS helpfully broke remote access both natively in Linux and in Win7 for that creepy, crappy, cloud PC nonsense.

Posted by: Comrade Flounder, Disinformation Demon at May 21, 2024 11:22 AM (i24o9)

361 {215} ... how do I use Backup on one desktop and back up on a laptop running the exact same distro without learning machine code? Seriously, why is this so F'ing difficult?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 21, 2024 08:11 AM (IG4Id)


Apologies for taking so long to get back to you today. I was in an all-morning meeting (and then some) and just got back to my desk.

I assume you meant "and restore on a laptop running the exact same distro"

For Linux Mint:
Start > Adminstration > Backup Tool

Other distros: I'd have to look it up, but searching for {distribution name} "Backup and restore home folder" should give you some good hits.

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at May 21, 2024 01:47 PM (O7YUW)

362 1 BOING!

The Onion is back!

https://tinyurl.com/3zdcfsuh

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Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at May 21, 2024 04:31 AM (lA5hY)

Biden's Dog for a first! w00t!

Posted by: m at May 21, 2024 02:16 PM (hyRRf)

363 255 Also a black woman in the Congo discovered photography in the 12th century.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - The lesbian divorce rate is 75% and it's men's fault at May 21, 2024 08:28 AM (7h9jE)

12th century B.C. or A.D.?

Posted by: m at May 21, 2024 03:11 PM (hyRRf)

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