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Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:32 AM




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1 w00t

Posted by: m at May 23, 2024 04:32 AM (hyRRf)

2 G'Day everyone

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2024 04:33 AM (fwDg9)

3 Top 5?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 23, 2024 04:33 AM (omVj0)

4 Morning all.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at May 23, 2024 04:34 AM (BLOW1)

5 >>>You can now install the next big update of Windows 11 early so you can find all the bugs (The Verge)

... and eat them!

Posted by: m at May 23, 2024 04:34 AM (hyRRf)

6 Good morning! Gotta 'work from home' today so I can go to the doctor later on this morning. Probably gonna need to mow the lawn too, since it's gonna rain this evening and overnight.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 23, 2024 04:35 AM (YRsIm)

7 we're in

Posted by: Ciampino - hello, anyone left? at May 23, 2024 04:35 AM (qfLjt)

8 Crotchety Old Jarhead, did you get any bad weather yesterday?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 23, 2024 04:37 AM (000wS)

9 >>>Disclaimer: There are doors.

... and walls. There are doors and there are walls.

Posted by: m at May 23, 2024 04:37 AM (hyRRf)

10 Evening and morning to all the early risers and late toilers out there!

Dream story: I was wandering with Miss Linda around a college campus that was unfamiliar to me. Apparently I had a job interview. The building I was supposed to meet the guy in was fenced off. For some reason we had to traverse a catwalk outside the building -- an engineering building, of all things -- a narrow catwalk with no handrails, just flimsy netting on both sides that blew around in the wind.

So I call the guy. In my dream, I was aware he looked and sounded like Newt Gingrich. I hoped he'd reschedule, but he asked me to meet him at a bar in the nearby shopping mall. We had to discuss something about money to be transferred to a bank account. I had about twenty minutes, so Miss Linda and I went over to the mall, which was connected to this college campus in some way, and it looked empty and closed up too! And then . . . I woke up.

Thus expressing the futility of modern life?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 23, 2024 04:38 AM (omVj0)

11 >>>Microsoft Edge will begin blocking screenshots at work. (PC World) ... Microsoft Edge will begin blocking screenshots on the job ... Soon, you won't be able to take a screenshot using Microsoft Edge for Business for your company says no.

um

Posted by: m at May 23, 2024 04:40 AM (hyRRf)

12 Posted by: Ben Had at May 23, 2024 04:37 AM (000wS)

We had a little thunder and some wind, then it rained like a cow pissing on a flat rock for about 5 minutes. What about you?

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 23, 2024 04:40 AM (YRsIm)

13 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 23, 2024 04:38 AM (omVj0)

Geez this is the first dream description I've ever read that could pass almost word for word as one of my own.

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 04:40 AM (lX8VI)

14 "Whether Microsoft is able to block screenshots being taken (as opposed to just snapped with a smartphone camera) remains to be seen."

Posted by: m at May 23, 2024 04:42 AM (hyRRf)

15 Microsoft's Recall or as it will be known in the future as The Divorce Lawyer's Little Helper can be completely shut off. This means my aspirations of having a laptop with exceptional battery life and does not have Mac in its name is not completely dead.

Posted by: Lost in Space at May 23, 2024 04:43 AM (/6R5H)

16 Mrs Ellipsis is up being sick after a couple months of on and off unwellness, if you can spare a prayer. I think she's okay but I worry.

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 04:44 AM (lX8VI)

17 COJ, thankfully it missed me. We really need it to dry out so there can be a first cutting of hay.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 23, 2024 04:44 AM (000wS)

18 16 Mrs Ellipsis is up being sick after a couple months of on and off unwellness, if you can spare a prayer. I think she's okay but I worry.
Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 04:44 AM (lX8VI)

Blessings on you both!

Posted by: m at May 23, 2024 04:45 AM (hyRRf)

19 ..., prayers ascending.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 23, 2024 04:47 AM (000wS)

20 I hunted down "Engel" by Rammstein that Pixy mentioned yesterday. New to me; very haunting.

Posted by: m at May 23, 2024 04:47 AM (hyRRf)

21 Thanks you two. She's just now finally trying to drift off to sleep. Woke me about three hours ago, poor girl.

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 04:49 AM (lX8VI)

22 excerpts:

Den Blick gen Himmel fragst du dann
Warum man sie nicht sehen kann

Erst, wenn die Wolken schlafen gehen
Kann man uns am Himmel seh'n

Wir haben Angst und sind allein
Gott weiß, ich will kein Engel sein

https://genius.com/
Rammstein-engel-lyrics

Posted by: m at May 23, 2024 04:51 AM (hyRRf)

23 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 23, 2024
*
Geez this is the first dream description I've ever read that could pass almost word for word as one of my own.
Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024


***
Boy, this Gingrich guy really gets around!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 23, 2024 04:53 AM (omVj0)

24 Microsoft: So glad to be using Mint. Little Beelink seems to be boging down from my SSD and remote dongles. Or maybe I dropped the mouse one too many times.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 23, 2024 04:55 AM (K7/OQ)

25 If Edge blocks screenshots in Win 11, can't you use another browser like Brave? Or is Edge more than just a browser?

My employer has not gone to Win 11, but new computers bought on their dime will probably require it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 23, 2024 04:56 AM (omVj0)

26 Mornin'

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at May 23, 2024 04:56 AM (sAmhv)

27 Boy, this Gingrich guy really gets around!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 23, 2024 04:53 AM (omVj0)

Well yeah I don't generally dream about Republicans, they're too uptight. But other than that our unconscious minds are in some kind of strange meld. Have eerily similar taste in chicks too if I recall!!

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 04:58 AM (lX8VI)

28 Well yeah I don't generally dream about Republicans, they're too uptight. But other than that our unconscious minds are in some kind of strange meld. Have eerily similar taste in chicks too if I recall!!
Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024


***
Slim, fair-skinned brunettes or redheads with light-colored eyes and high-arched feet?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 23, 2024 05:00 AM (omVj0)

29 Running a hair late. Off to shave and shower.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 23, 2024 05:01 AM (omVj0)

30 Slim, fair-skinned brunettes or redheads with light-colored eyes and high-arched feet?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 23, 2024 05:00 AM (omVj0)

Pretty much yup but I'm not super picky about eye color and no comment on the tootsies. Though when I was much younger I had a thing for bleach blondes...

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 05:03 AM (lX8VI)

31 https://directorblue.blogspot.com/

Bit more than 10 minutes of VDH take on our situation, via Trump's Truth account

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2024 05:08 AM (fwDg9)

32 Like a hazy summer day today
Forward Dog 9 out

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2024 05:17 AM (fwDg9)

33 BOING!

And I mean BOEING - but really bad!

https://tinyurl.com/mw6694vt

(Daily Mail)

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at May 23, 2024 05:18 AM (uxxmy)

34 Tucah has a pretty good interview with the guy who founded Blackwater:

https://tinyurl.com/32rywpuy

Dovetails with VDH's assessment. Key point is that the US government is staffed by a bunch of arrogant idiots with no skin in the game, and being fed a diet of endless grift.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 23, 2024 05:21 AM (YRsIm)

35 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo (ju2Fy) at May 23, 2024 05:26 AM (ju2Fy)

36 Good morning morons

Former OPD Chief has taken out papers to run for Oakland City Council.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 23, 2024 05:27 AM (RIvkX)

37 olddog, good morning and how are you doing?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 23, 2024 05:28 AM (000wS)

38 Mrs Ellipsis is up being sick after a couple months of on and off unwellness, if you can spare a prayer. I think she's okay but I worry.
Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 04:44 AM (lX8VI)
====

Prayer for complete and immediate healing.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 23, 2024 05:31 AM (RIvkX)

39 Oh jeez, here we go again. From the "all of Meta has the porn hunch" link:

(this is another article linked from the article)

"The women in AI making a difference

As a part of a multi-part series, TechCrunch is highlighting women innovators — from academics to policymakers —in the field of AI."

You can do it, ladies! You're important, too! You're contributing!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Men don't care about women's accomplishments, only looks and not nagging at May 23, 2024 05:32 AM (w67Ex)

40 And, in that same article:

"In one high-profile incident from January, nonconsensual, pornographic deepfakes of Taylor Swift went viral on X, with one of the most widespread posts receiving hundreds of thousands of likes, and 45 million views. Social platforms like X have historically failed at protecting women from these circumstances — but since Taylor Swift is one of the most powerful women in the world, X intervened by banning search terms like “taylor swift ai” and taylor swift deepfake.”

Oh no, poor little things! Men haven't been protecting you!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Men don't care about women's accomplishments, only looks and not nagging at May 23, 2024 05:34 AM (w67Ex)

41
NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams were already strapped in when they started talking and giggling like little girls.

Posted by: stu-mick-o-sucks at May 23, 2024 05:36 AM (DsA2n)

42 They drove a stake through his heart and afraid that they didn't kill him.
Bwaa hahahahahahah

Posted by: Braenyard at May 23, 2024 05:37 AM (K7/OQ)

43 Two more and I'll stop. Submitted without comment:

"Meta did not immediately respond to our request to comment about the diversity of the advisory board. "

and

"Facial recognition systems flag Black people as possible matches for criminal suspects more often than white people. "

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Men don't care about women's accomplishments, only looks and not nagging at May 23, 2024 05:37 AM (w67Ex)

44 Looks like Trump enlisted Nigel Farage to work the rally circuit in the US. And it seems like a long summer campaign stint, not a week long affair.

Posted by: 13times at May 23, 2024 05:37 AM (KYQSf)

45 ...

Prayers ascending. Especially ascending if she is preggers.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 23, 2024 05:38 AM (u82oZ)

46 13times

Nigel Farage is a good helper. He has been right a lot of times, and is a good speaker.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 23, 2024 05:39 AM (u82oZ)

47 Good morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 23, 2024 05:42 AM (u82oZ)

48 Okay, sorry, I can't stand it:

"It is imperative for women’s and people of color’s voices to be included in the innovation of artificial intelligence products. For so long, such marginalized groups have been excluded from the development of world-changing technologies and research, and the results have been disastrous.

An easy example is the fact that until the 1970s..."

---

(Thinks back to the U.S. before the 1970s)

Wait a minute...

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Men don't care about women's accomplishments, only looks and not nagging at May 23, 2024 05:43 AM (w67Ex)

49 Up early because this is the last school day. And the day I turn my bus in. Lots to do.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 23, 2024 05:43 AM (u82oZ)

50 "Look to the skies"

A devotional from one of the psalms:

https://tinyurl.com/msp3ppb2

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 23, 2024 05:44 AM (FSqTq)

51 The kids have a useless half day of school, because teacher must be paid.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 23, 2024 05:45 AM (u82oZ)

52 AI - Diversity is our strength

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2024 05:45 AM (Bhqj8)

53 G'mornin' everyone!

"So you can't take screenshots when you want to, but Windows will take screenshots when you don't want it to. Got it."

almost like we didn't own any of it, hard or soft; just pay rent on the telescreen.
well, unless it's broken; then it's of no use to our self appointed masters and it is ours without reservation.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at May 23, 2024 05:47 AM (tQtDb)

54 Time for some preps. After school, the avalanche of chores starts. No more excuses, like work.

May you all have a wonderful day, full of beautiful weather, zephyrs, and a distain for authoritarian governance.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 23, 2024 05:47 AM (u82oZ)

55 Up early because this is the last school day. And the day I turn my bus in. Lots to do.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 23, 2024


***
Your school year runs from late August through late May, then? It was the same here from my eighth grade year onward. Before that, though, the city schools opened on the Thursday after Labor Day, and ran through early June. No idea why they changed it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 23, 2024 05:48 AM (omVj0)

56 Please pray for Mary Poppins PPP. He has a court case this morning which he is concerned about. Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 23, 2024 05:49 AM (FSqTq)

57 "15 Microsoft's Recall or as it will be known in the future as The Divorce Lawyer's Little Helper can be completely shut off. This means my aspirations of having a laptop with exceptional battery life and does not have Mac in its name is not completely dead.
Posted by: Lost in Space at May 23, 2024 04:43 AM (/6R5H)"

off button probably just means stealth mode.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at May 23, 2024 05:50 AM (tQtDb)

58 Mazel tov Salty on another school year shot to hell.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 23, 2024 05:52 AM (RIvkX)

59 The sustainable aviation fuel thing* has a telling line: “To bring these fuels to the scale needed would require massive subsidies".

To be fair, he has other objections which get closer to the mark, but the real point is that scaling them is impossible. Unlike the alternatives added to car fuels (ethanol and biodiesel) the SAFs currently being tried do mostly seem to be "sustainable" and not harming other sectors like food production. The downside of that is of course that they are just not scalable. At first glance there is literally no way to do it.

If I can get the backing and funding I would like to research this, but that seems unlikely given the politicisation of research resources.



*I know a little about it; some of my colleagues research it, and one of those supported my vague proposal I made in my job interview that I would like to sceptically research the area

Posted by: Doubting Rich at May 23, 2024 05:54 AM (uXnkN)

60 Please pray for the poster- whose handle I did not recognize- who said yesterday that life was useless and pointless and the sooner it was over the better. Poster clearly needs healing.

I do think, though, that, the daily doom of bad news can bring the staunchest hearts down at times and it's good to have breaks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 23, 2024 05:55 AM (+p96L)

61 Sorry. Elderly brain not functioning. I think MPPP's court case was yesterday.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 23, 2024 05:56 AM (+p96L)

62 The sustainable aviation fuel thing* has a telling line: “To bring these fuels to the scale needed would require massive subsidies".

To be fair, he has other objections which get closer to the mark, but the real point is that scaling them is impossible...

--

I like the part where it's casually mentioned that it would only require a 20-50% increase in agricultural land to grow corn, but nothing about the water use, pesticide, runoff, etc.

Save the earth!

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Men don't care about women's accomplishments, only looks and not nagging at May 23, 2024 05:56 AM (w67Ex)

63 Disclaimer: There are doors.

... and walls. There are doors and there are walls.
Posted by: m at May 23, 2024 04:37 AM (hyRRf)

Do the walls have ears ?

Posted by: JT at May 23, 2024 05:57 AM (T4tVD)

64 Mrs Ellipsis is up being sick after a couple months of on and off unwellness, if you can spare a prayer. I think she's okay but I worry.
Posted by: ... at May 23, 2024 04:44 AM (lX8VI)

Okay

Posted by: JT at May 23, 2024 05:58 AM (T4tVD)

65 thx for that reminder, FS!

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at May 23, 2024 05:58 AM (tQtDb)

66 @48, yeah, they are not making the case that they think they are ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at May 23, 2024 05:59 AM (tQtDb)

67 If I can get the backing and funding I would like to research this, but that seems unlikely given the politicisation of research resources.

-

It would be pretty easy overall.

The richest 1% consume/contribute something like 20%+ of all "carbon" whatever (and more than something like 60% of the not-as-rich combined).

All the people who say they care about this silliness would have to do is pretend they care about this silliness and it would IMMEDIATELY do more to have an effect on what they pretend to care about than anything they insist you and I do.

But they don't care because it's not real. Like you pointed out, it's simply a way to make money.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Men don't care about women's accomplishments, only looks and not nagging at May 23, 2024 06:00 AM (w67Ex)

68 You can now install the next big update of Windows 11 early so you can find all the bugs and lose all your data. (The Verge)

We cut out the middleman, and pass the savings on to you!

Morning all!

Posted by: Bruce at May 23, 2024 06:00 AM (dmxis)

69 Yes I believe his hearing was yesterday.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 23, 2024 06:00 AM (RIvkX)

70 No coffee this morning. Surgery again at 10a. Squamous cell carcinoma under the tongue. Not a good location due to proximity to a salivary gland. Hoping to come home today, but wife is not optimistic and has overnight bag packed.

Posted by: olddog in mo (ju2Fy) at May 23, 2024 06:01 AM (ju2Fy)

71 Please pray for Mary Poppins PPP. He has a court case this morning which he is concerned about. Thanks.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 23, 2024 05:49 AM (FSqTq)

He's not suing Trump is he ?

Posted by: JT at May 23, 2024 06:01 AM (T4tVD)

72 olddog a prayer for complete and immediate healing.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 23, 2024 06:03 AM (RIvkX)

73 Le NOOD

It be here

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 23, 2024 06:04 AM (a1415)

74 prayers for all the above; an extra for MP4 can't do any harm

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at May 23, 2024 06:05 AM (tQtDb)

75 Posted by: olddog in mo (ju2Fy) at May 23, 2024 06:01 AM (ju2Fy)

Will pray for you, olddog

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 23, 2024 06:09 AM (aA+9j)

76 Good luck olddog

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Men don't care about women's accomplishments, only looks and not nagging at May 23, 2024 06:10 AM (w67Ex)

77 57 ...his means my aspirations of having a laptop with exceptional battery life and does not have Mac in its name is not completely dead.
Posted by: Lost in Space at May 23, 2024 04:43 AM (/6R5H)"

off button probably just means stealth mode.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez
--------------------

Mint

Posted by: Braenyard at May 23, 2024 06:13 AM (K7/OQ)

78 39 As a part of a multi-part series, TechCrunch is highlighting women innovators — from academics to policymakers —in the field of AI."

You can do it, ladies! You're important, too! You're contributing!


Yeah, I took a look at that. "From academics to policymakers" indeed. Not one of them doing any actual work.

The people who are doing the work don't get glowing writeups in magazines.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at May 23, 2024 06:14 AM (BLOW1)

79 77 Mint
Posted by: Braenyard


Yep. Qualcomm is actively working with the Linux kernel team to make sure its chips are fully supported, so we shouldn't have to wait long.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at May 23, 2024 06:15 AM (BLOW1)

80 Microsoft Edge will begin blocking screenshots at work. (PC World)
---
This is just dumb.

Do employees have the option of using an alternate browser? Thanks to Microsoft's idiotic MFA, I am basically forced to use multiple browsers to manage multiple accounts.

Can employees print to PDF?

Can employees use their ubiquitous smartphones to take screenshots?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 23, 2024 06:20 AM (BpYfr)

81 /sock

Posted by: Muldoon at May 23, 2024 08:09 AM (991eG)

82 80 Microsoft Edge will begin blocking screenshots at work. (PC World)

... Can employees use their ubiquitous smartphones to take screenshots?
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 23, 2024 06:20 AM (BpYfr)

14 "Whether Microsoft is able to block screenshots being taken (as opposed to just snapped with a smartphone camera) remains to be seen."
Posted by: m at May 23, 2024 04:42 AM (hyRRf)

Posted by: m at May 23, 2024 08:50 AM (hyRRf)

83 DoD and its various contractors use "air-gapped" systems.

I'm still trying to figure out just how the DoD ever uses a "network centric" operating system like Windows 11.

You can't get pass the first screen if you power up a Windows 11 system without a network or "air-gapped".

Posted by: SMOD at May 23, 2024 10:47 AM (RHGPo)

84 Now, here is a treat (you were warned) ...

https://x.com/JebraFaushay/status/1793621743485231418

Posted by: SMOD at May 23, 2024 11:17 AM (RHGPo)

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