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Daily Tech News 10 June 2024

Top Story

  • How a single ChatGPT mistake cost us $10,000. (Asim)

    The error is actually fairly subtle, but it's another one of those cases where multiple individual bad ideas* combine to create a disaster.

    In this case, the account ID for new users was not assigned when the user was created, but in each worker thread when the server was started up.

    Nobody saw this during testing because they were restarting the server all the time, and each restart generated a new pool of available user IDs.

    But the moment things were working... They stopped working.

    * Interpreted, weakly typed languages, database definitions in generic code, and using fucking ChatGPT, for starters.


Tech News

  • Designing a Lego orrery. (Marian)

    Just the Earth-Moon-Sun system, though there's a preliminary idea at the end of doing a simpler version for the entire solar system - just doing planetary orbits and leaving out orbital inclinations, axial tilts, and moons.

    Putting all of those features in, building it out of Lego, and keeping it accurate would make it extremely complicated.

    Also, quite large.


  • Over a thousand malicious extension to Microsoft's Visual Studio Code have been discovered with hundreds of millions of total installations worldwide. (Bleeping Computer)

    The idea behind Visual Studio Code is that it's a useless piece of garbage but is easy for people to extend.

    Which is like selling homes that are just a frame of 2x4s vaguely nailed together, covered with tarps and some exposed drains and wiring.

    Cheap. Easy to upgrade. Hilariously unsafe.


  • HP shipped a bad BIOS update that bricked many of its ProBook laptops. (Tom's Hardware)

    And of course it was an automatic update, so you'd just wake up one morning, running late for work because your alarm didn't go off, and find that your computer had committed suicide during the night.

    Or, worse - since these are business laptops - you work in corporate IT, and you have a hundred dead laptops to deal with all at once, and all that HP is offering is a motherboard replacement that costs nearly as much as a new laptop.

    Oh, and the BIOS file HP installed? Wasn't even a BIOS file. But the automated update tried to install it anyway.


Scale Model Solar Systems R Us Video of the Day




Disclaimer: Do not install James Joyce's Ulysses when the system requests a firmware update. It has been reported that this may negatively affect your user experience.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:00 AM




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1 First?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 10, 2024 04:01 AM (omVj0)

2 Morning and evening to the early risers and late toilers! The feels-like temp outside is almost 90 F., and yet I'm getting ready to work out in it. I should have my entire nervous system examined.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 10, 2024 04:03 AM (omVj0)

3 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at June 10, 2024 04:07 AM (hoCmQ)

4 At work on breaks looking for things to read I discovered the subReddit, 'Tech Support Gore', highly recommend!
Great stuff.

Posted by: LenNeal at June 10, 2024 04:07 AM (43xH1)

5 Overnight temperatures expected to be consistently below freezing here starting this week. Had a couple of chilly nights in May but this is winter really setting in.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 10, 2024 04:09 AM (BLOW1)

6 G-Day everyone

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2024 04:11 AM (fwDg9)

7 BOING!

What's the connection between the Armenian genocide, the Bolshevik revolution, the Fakestinians, and the Democrats?

https://tinyurl.com/4uthkuvk

(X)

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at June 10, 2024 04:11 AM (UlEri)

8 Oh, I remember. YouTube has a whole sub-content of 'AI' music, and while my new favorite country song is 'I Fought A Child', I'm not sure how anyone is going to beat 'Don't Test Me B*tch', by Cornelius 'Backhand' Jackson.

https://tinyurl.com/2s4fndzy

Another guy does mashups and his combination of Buffalo Springfield 'For What It's Worth' and Young MC 'Bust A Move':

Buffalo MCs, 'Stop And Bust A Move' is actually really good!

Posted by: LenNeal at June 10, 2024 04:12 AM (43xH1)

9 7

I keep telling people to read all of Anna Geifman's books and nobody ever does. 'Death Orders' has absolutely the best explanation of the mentality that leads to that kind of warped upside-down morality. It's one thing to point at something, it's quite another to make an effort to explain it, which she does. She got mad at me (probably inevitable) as I felt she missed a cosmological link between modern Islamic Terror and the actions of Jewish revolutionaries in Tsarist Russia. She didn't like the comparison and got upset.

Posted by: LenNeal at June 10, 2024 04:17 AM (43xH1)

10 Scale Model Solar Systems R Us Video of the Day
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Pixy, thanks for that. A humbling video.

Musical interlude:

https://youtu.be/tH2w6Oxx0kQ

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at June 10, 2024 04:19 AM (UlEri)

11 I felt she missed a cosmological link between modern Islamic Terror and the actions of Jewish revolutionaries in Tsarist Russia. She didn't like the comparison and got upset.
Posted by: LenNeal at June 10, 2024 04:17 AM (43xH1)
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1. Maybe it's the other way around. I recommend you read several books about the history of Islam and its barbarity, which preceded the 19th century by 100s of years.

2. Why don't you tell us about the numerous Christian terrorists in Tzarist Russia during the same interval?

You just can't help yourself, can you.

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at June 10, 2024 04:23 AM (UlEri)

12 Looks like that first link about ChatGPT got memory holed.

Posted by: Qwinn at June 10, 2024 04:26 AM (VmtEf)

13 12 Looks like that first link about ChatGPT got memory holed.
Posted by: Qwinn


Looks like their whole blog went down. I still have it open in another tab, but if I try to load it in a new tab I get a 404.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 10, 2024 04:31 AM (BLOW1)

14 Pixy,

I highly recommend you do a tech review of this highly reliable computer monitor. I say give it a shot:

https://tinyurl.com/3cdecc4s

(Daily Mail)

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at June 10, 2024 04:48 AM (UlEri)

15 This was PARKLIFE 2024, you can’t enjoy a music festival without violence these days.

(X)
https://tinyurl.com/3j8ssuph

Posted by: Ciampino - Sun Update #13 at June 10, 2024 04:49 AM (qfLjt)

16 My former employer used HP laptops. Hundreds and hundreds of them. When I retired I packed that sucker up and returned it and the desktop equipment faster than you can say automatic update.

Posted by: Tuna at June 10, 2024 04:50 AM (oaGWv)

17 Here's a heartwarming story and related to computers sort of:

https://tinyurl.com/4f5wkm2n

Sniper shoots hostage taking bank robber right through a computer monitor.

Posted by: Tuna at June 10, 2024 05:02 AM (oaGWv)

18 This was PARKLIFE 2024, you can’t enjoy a music festival without violence these days.

(X)
https://tinyurl.com/3j8ssuph
Posted by: Ciampino

Looks more like a amateur version of West Side Story

Posted by: Bruce at June 10, 2024 05:02 AM (0ujb5)

19 Here's a heartwarming story
Posted by: Tuna at June 10, 2024 05:02 AM (oaGWv)
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You ruined comment # 14!

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at June 10, 2024 05:04 AM (UlEri)

20 This was PARKLIFE 2024, you can’t enjoy a music festival without violence these days.

(X)
https://tinyurl.com/3j8ssuph
Posted by: Ciampino

Or the Batley Townswomen's Guild Presents the Battle of Pearl Harbour

Posted by: Bruce at June 10, 2024 05:05 AM (0ujb5)

21 Re @17.

LOL I need to read the previous posts(15). This

Posted by: Tuna at June 10, 2024 05:06 AM (oaGWv)

22 Coorection:

LOL. I need to read the previous posts(14). I blame lack of sleep.

Posted by: Tuna at June 10, 2024 05:08 AM (oaGWv)

23 So... is this caffeinated or decaffeinated?

x.com/stillgray/status/1800022896376750441

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at June 10, 2024 05:09 AM (UlEri)

24 Some software testing maxims:

1. If the test team says they are good to go because it works in their test environment immediately unplug the test environment for the network. 99.99% of the time bad things will happen. Immediately fire the test team.

2. If the test team says it works great after they reboot the system immediately fire the test team.

3. If the test team says they read the spec and understand the code, make them do a company wide presentation of how it works. Plan on firing the entire test team immediately after the presentation.

4. If the test team says the BIOS update will not fail ask the test team what the to explain how a BIOS update works. Plan on firing the test team.

Testing software is brutal. I am quite glad I don't have to deal with that anymore.

Posted by: Lost In Space at June 10, 2024 05:15 AM (7Os14)

25 Being pedantic:
Not really a sniper, more like a sharpshooter or marksman. Sniping implies from hiding.

Posted by: Ciampino - Sun Update #14 at June 10, 2024 05:15 AM (qfLjt)

26 Some things never change:

x.com/nicksortor/status/1799860036946333944

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at June 10, 2024 05:16 AM (UlEri)

27 French Toast with strawberries on top

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2024 05:17 AM (fwDg9)

28 Being pedantic:
Not really a sniper, more like a sharpshooter or marksman. Sniping implies from hiding.
Posted by: Ciampino - Sun Update #14 at June 10, 2024 05:15 AM (qfLjt)
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I say sniper. Proof:

x.com/osrs_dds/status/1799943936255139956

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at June 10, 2024 05:21 AM (UlEri)

29 But the moment things were working... They stopped working.

Unexpectedly!

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic. . . at June 10, 2024 05:24 AM (TX4bP)

30 I reorganized the file structure of my most critical data. I never tested to see if that would blow the sync'ing software between my desktop and the NAS until tonight or about 3 weeks after making the changes.

Of course every had blown up and wasn't sync'ing anymore.

The test team has been summarily executed.

Posted by: Alteria Pilgram at June 10, 2024 05:25 AM (Te7BW)

31 The moral of the story is
Don't wear a computer instead of a flak vest

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2024 05:25 AM (fwDg9)

32 The EU's progressive overlords are not amused:

x.com/RadioGenoa/status/1799909769437671570

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at June 10, 2024 05:27 AM (UlEri)

33 The moral of the story is
Don't wear a computer instead of a flak vest
Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2024 05:25 AM (fwDg9)
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I would have thought the moral is that death is terminal.

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at June 10, 2024 05:28 AM (UlEri)

34 Well of to the salt mines, actually no idea what I am doing today yet.
Forward Dog 9 out

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2024 05:29 AM (fwDg9)

35 The moral of the story is
Don't wear a computer instead of a flak vest
Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2024 05:25 AM (fwDg9)
-

I would have thought the moral is that death is terminal.
Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at June 10, 2024 05:28 AM (UlEri)
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Another moral is that more people need to be screened and monitored for mental illness.

Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey, at June 10, 2024 05:30 AM (UlEri)

36 I would have thought the moral is that death is terminal.
Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey

For the Win!

Posted by: Alteria Pilgram at June 10, 2024 05:32 AM (Te7BW)

37 I say sniper. Proof:

x.com/osrs_dds/status/1799943936255139956
Posted by: Biden's Dog sniffs a whole lotta malarkey

Whether sniper or sharpshooter it was still bad ass. I love a story with a happy ending.

Posted by: Tuna at June 10, 2024 05:34 AM (oaGWv)

38 Back from my workout; the heat was bad, as expected, but I carry water with me, drink often, and splash my face, neck and arms too. Now, post-shower and having fed the feline thugs, I'm digging into my burrito plus eggs.

Yeah, I know, it's a Monday. But as I said on the ONT, if you wake up on the right side of the ground, it being a Monday is pretty small kumquats.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 10, 2024 05:36 AM (omVj0)

39 Good morning, good people. May today be the beginning of a lengthy period of genuinely enjoyable days. Reason being y'all deserve it.

Posted by: IRONGRAMPA at June 10, 2024 05:36 AM (hKoQL)

40 Finally a useful task for AI: It can solve Rubik’s Cube in less than a third of a second.

https://tinyurl.com/mr2af5bk

Posted by: Alteria Pilgram at June 10, 2024 05:37 AM (7Os14)

41 Unfucking believable . Blinken says the rescue of the hostages has hurt the surrender negotiations of Israel to the sandmaggots.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 10, 2024 05:39 AM (Srw7t)

42 Good morning! Gonna be a short day today. Contractor is coming out to look at some landscaping work.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 10, 2024 05:42 AM (YRsIm)

43 Unfucking believable . Blinken says the rescue of the hostages has hurt the surrender negotiations of Israel to the sandmaggots.
Posted by: Ben Had

No, it's totally believable.

Posted by: Tuna at June 10, 2024 05:43 AM (oaGWv)

44 G'morning, all.

Reasonable drive from B'More to Charleston yesterday.

B'More to Fredericksburg is usually heavy, even on a Sunday morning. But for whatever the reason, traffic was light, and flowed well.

However...Buc-ee's near Florence SC on I-95 was an absolute goat rope of traffic. I-95 was empty because everyone was at Buc-ee's. Diverted to the Taco Bell for a bathroom break, and must have been 15 people in line for the bathroom there.

But...NoVaMoMe was great, as always, and it's good to be home.

All I need to do this week is mow the lawn, change out motor mounts, rear shocks and mounts, and sway bar drop links for the trip to Virginia Beach next week.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 10, 2024 05:43 AM (a1415)

45 "Kamala Harris mourns ‘innocent’ Palestinians killed amid hostage rescue."

Posted by: Alteria Pilgram at June 10, 2024 05:43 AM (7Os14)

46 Blinken says a lot of things. None of which anyone should listen to. Fuck that guy in particular.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 10, 2024 05:44 AM (YRsIm)

47 Is it considered as acceptable for your armed troops to shelter in refugee camps, and for non-uniformed citizens to hold hostages within the general civilian population?

I would have considered those actions to be somewhat illegal in wartime.

Almost a crime, so to speak.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 10, 2024 05:47 AM (a1415)

48 This upstanding citizen, if he is an upstanding citizen, was smuggling illegals and got busted. The fact he looks like a cartel member is completely coincidental.

https://tinyurl.com/7rxj2wvn

Posted by: Alteria Pilgram at June 10, 2024 05:52 AM (7Os14)

49 "Sniper shoots hostage taking bank robber right through a computer monitor."

That's a whole lot of dead pixels.

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at June 10, 2024 05:56 AM (O7YUW)

50 I need moar sleep.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 10, 2024 05:58 AM (ENQN6)

51 Which is like selling homes that are just a frame of 2x4s vaguely nailed together, covered with tarps and some exposed drains and wiring.

Cheap. Easy to upgrade. Hilariously unsafe.

-------------

Why are you dissing the New American Dream for 50 million illegal alien invaders AND 50 million displaced Americans, h8r?

Out: Hoovervilles.
In: Bidencondos.

Posted by: ShainS -- Make Mean Tweets Great Again! at June 10, 2024 06:02 AM (NGa9E)

52 Birdbath status?

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at June 10, 2024 06:07 AM (iQy1y)

53 Based on the best available data, the two scientists concluded the 21st century has seen “a decreasing trend [of natural disasters] to 2022” which is “characterized by a significant decline in number of events.”

The researchers emphasized that their conclusion “sits in marked contradiction to earlier analyses by UN bodies which predict an increasing number of natural disasters and impacts in concert with global warming.”

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 10, 2024 06:07 AM (ENQN6)

54 49 "Sniper shoots hostage taking bank robber right through a computer monitor."

That's a whole lot of dead pixels.

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at June 10, 2024 05:56 AM (O7YUW)
----
The bank robber LED the shooter to make that decision to shoot.

Posted by: Ciampino - Sun Update #15 at June 10, 2024 06:10 AM (qfLjt)

55 Unfucking believable . Blinken says the rescue of the hostages has hurt the surrender negotiations of Israel to the sandmaggots.
Posted by: Ben Had

I offer to exchange Blinken for the remaining hostages.

Posted by: sincerely, Miklos at June 10, 2024 06:12 AM (wWqRd)

56 Miklos, that is a plan I would support 100%

Posted by: Ben Had at June 10, 2024 06:15 AM (Srw7t)

57 I offer to exchange Blinken for the remaining hostages a small bag of slightly used dog turds.*


* Suggested edit

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 10, 2024 06:18 AM (a1415)

58 a small bag of slightly used dog turds.*


* Suggested edit
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Dogs are Haram.

The turds are probably OK.

Posted by: Mullah Miklos, freelance Mahdi at June 10, 2024 06:22 AM (wWqRd)

59 #54/Ciampino: Very Good Answer.

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at June 10, 2024 06:22 AM (O7YUW)

60 "The turds are probably OK."

Just pick them up by the clean end.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 10, 2024 06:24 AM (a1415)

61 Mornin'

Posted by: Puddleglum, fishin' and golfin' in Amish Country at June 10, 2024 06:24 AM (/Djer)

62 Sniper or marksman or sharpshooter?


Depends on knowledge of the Finnish language.

Posted by: Mikklos at June 10, 2024 06:25 AM (wWqRd)

63 Off the electron mines, all. I'll check in later.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at June 10, 2024 06:26 AM (omVj0)

64 Just pick them up by the clean end.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

With the left hand.

Posted by: Mullah Miklos, consulting the Hadiths at June 10, 2024 06:26 AM (wWqRd)

65 First job wasn't really so onto next

Posted by: Skip at June 10, 2024 06:27 AM (iS9wq)

66 Did you know Canada had their own self-proclaimed queen?
She thinks she's half alien (space alien).

https://youtu.be/MMOLBMqE0vM

Posted by: Ciampino - Sun Update #16 at June 10, 2024 06:28 AM (qfLjt)

67 'Thankfully four of those hostages were reunited with their families tonight,' Harris said. 'And we mourn all of the innocent lives that have been lost in Gaza, including those tragically killed today.'

innocent?

FA
FO

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 10, 2024 06:28 AM (ENQN6)

68 Good Morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 10, 2024 06:28 AM (sdpWX)

69 Salty!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 10, 2024 06:29 AM (a1415)

70 Let's smile & be happy & strike fear into the heart of killjoy leftists everywhere.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

It is quite possible to say "fuck off" with a smile.

Posted by: Miklos has practiced this at June 10, 2024 06:30 AM (wWqRd)

71 "It is quite possible to say "fuck off" with a smile."

AKA.....Well bless your heart..

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 10, 2024 06:32 AM (a1415)

72 Good morning morons

Local TV news is a wasteland

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 10, 2024 06:34 AM (RIvkX)

73 Village Idiot's Apprentice

Top o ta mornin to ya, guv'nor

It was so good to see you and your fabulous one, to hear your story of Totalitarianism gone wild, and especially the good news.

You are too young to be called Grandpa.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 10, 2024 06:35 AM (sdpWX)

74 Local TV news is a wasteland
Posted by: San Franpsycho

And after the break.....

Posted by: Local Newsreader Baba O'Riley at June 10, 2024 06:36 AM (wWqRd)

75 67 'Thankfully four of those hostages were reunited with their families tonight,' Harris said. 'And we mourn all of the innocent lives that have been lost in Gaza, including those tragically killed today.'

innocent?

FA
FO

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 10, 2024 06:28 AM (ENQN6)
----
Tragically?

Posted by: Ciampino - not enough were pulverised at June 10, 2024 06:37 AM (qfLjt)

76
You will own nothing ... and what you will be forced to rent and pay for with onerous monthly fees won't work for shit (because what we will download into it as software will be shit).

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 10, 2024 06:38 AM (xG4kz)

77 innocent?

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 10, 2024 06:28 AM (ENQN6)
----
Tragically?
Posted by: Ciampino

Killed.

Posted by: No questions Miklos at June 10, 2024 06:38 AM (wWqRd)

78 Village Idiot's Apprentice

In a tiny way, I threw sand in the gears of the overweening corporate minions yesterday.

I navigated all around the non-toll places I knew around here. I will be so glad to get back to Kansas. This used to be home. No more.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 10, 2024 06:39 AM (sdpWX)

79 Salty..

As always, great to spend time with you.

And now, good lord willing, Corsicana.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 10, 2024 06:39 AM (a1415)

80 I will be so glad to get back to Kansas. This used to be home. No more.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

Click Ruby Slippers

Posted by: Miklos knows the One Weird Trick at June 10, 2024 06:40 AM (wWqRd)

81 "This used to be home. No more. "

Same with Baltimore.


That which was...is no more.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 10, 2024 06:40 AM (a1415)

82 mornin yall. An Atlanta city attorney stole $15 Millon from covid programs and gave some of it to Fani. And Trump is the criminal.

Posted by: fd at June 10, 2024 06:41 AM (vFG9F)

83 64 Just pick them up by the clean end.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

With the left hand.

Posted by: Mullah Miklos,
----
The left hand is also used to blow and wipe the snot from the nose ..... must be quite aromatic skatole-wise.

Posted by: Ciampino - Mon Update #01 at June 10, 2024 06:41 AM (qfLjt)

84
We are in the "gradually" phase of technology failing / stumbling for lack of requisite planning and thinking skills in the technology sector.

No one is going to enjoy the "suddenly" phase of widespread failing technology.

Time to resurrect my slide rules and start practicing ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 10, 2024 06:42 AM (xG4kz)

85 "A former City of Atlanta assistant attorney and Atlanta police officer, Shelitha Robertson, 62, has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison after she stole about $15 million in Paycheck Protection Program loans from the government during the COVID-19 pandemic."


Shelitha is a new one

Posted by: Miklos has not heard everything at June 10, 2024 06:43 AM (wWqRd)

86 Is it time for another fanny probe? I just LOVE a good fanny probe!

Posted by: Pete BootyBooty at June 10, 2024 06:43 AM (iQy1y)

87 Who thought it was a good idea to have the Freddy Grey Memorial block party during Pride Month?

https://tinyurl.com/bdzmcr7w

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 10, 2024 06:44 AM (a1415)

88 NYT Fact Check:

In President Biden’s telling, he was a teenage civil rights activist, a former trucker, the first in his family to go to college and the nephew of a cannibalism victim.

All of these claims stretch the truth or are downright false. But Mr. Biden persists in telling personal tales with rhetorical flourishes and factual liberty when he works a room or regales an audience. They are a way to connect with voters, emphasize his “middle-class Joe” persona and charm his audience.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 10, 2024 06:46 AM (ENQN6)

89 "Shelitha is a new one
Posted by: Miklos has not heard everything "

I guess we know now where Fani was getting the cash to stuff in her mattress.

Posted by: fd at June 10, 2024 06:46 AM (vFG9F)

90 But Mr. Biden persists in telling personal tales with rhetorical flourishes and factual liberty when he works a room or regales bullshitting an audience*.

* Edited for brevity and accuracy

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 10, 2024 06:48 AM (a1415)

91 The Suzuki Shelitha was a two door convertible runabout that did poorly in the Asian markets and only lasted for a few years. Marred by poor reliability and an underpowered three cylinder engine it was not considered suitable for European markets, much less the Americas.

Posted by: Car nerd at June 10, 2024 06:48 AM (iQy1y)

92 Joe "regales an audience"? Of what, turnips?

Posted by: fd at June 10, 2024 06:49 AM (vFG9F)

93 "I guess we know now where Fani was getting the cash to stuff in her mattress."

A girl isn't gonna capture the heart of a man like Sweet-Dick with just a big ass, and a cum hither smile, you know.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 10, 2024 06:50 AM (a1415)

94 I guess we know now where Fani was getting the cash to stuff in her mattress.
Posted by: fd

"mattress"?

Is that what the kids are calling it these days?

Kinda makes sense

Posted by: Miklos is hip with the Youth of Today at June 10, 2024 06:51 AM (wWqRd)

95 V-E Day next year will be something.

As The USA, Canada, the UK, France, and Germany are all being swamped by goblins, orcs, and trolls, let's celebrate that we don't all have to speak German!

Woo hoo! 🎉 🍷 🎸

Posted by: logprof at June 10, 2024 06:52 AM (3mYq0)

96 " The Suzuki Shelitha was a two door convertible runabout that did poorly in the Asian markets and only lasted for a few years"

They tried to revive the Suzuki Shelitha with a blinged-up EV version but it would invariably turn left without signaling when passing hair and nail extension stores.

Posted by: fd at June 10, 2024 06:54 AM (vFG9F)

97 Morning peeps

Posted by: Martini Farmer at June 10, 2024 06:54 AM (Q4IgG)

98 Is it me, or is the EU seeming to begin trending to the right in their recent elections?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 10, 2024 06:59 AM (a1415)

99 98 Is it me, or is the EU seeming to begin trending to the right in their recent elections?

Yes and you're a raysis for noticing that.

Posted by: NR Pax at June 10, 2024 07:00 AM (svLOV)

100 81 "This used to be home. No more. "

Same with Baltimore.


That which was...is no more.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice



I'm currently visiting my family in the Rust Belt. My hometown looks like a set from 'The Walking Dead'. Staying with my sister in the country though. Nice out here. Lots of golf courses closing around here. I understand why but it makes me sad. Population changes. Younger folks don't golf much, older population dying out. My favorite golf course is now a 'Solar Farm'. Some energy company from Texas bought it. Others are industrial parks.

Posted by: Puddleglum, fishin' and golfin' in Amish Country at June 10, 2024 07:01 AM (/Djer)

101 You know how when you turn the steering wheel of your car the front wheels will move in the direction you want to go? Well, those expectations are antiquated. Now the cars "(SUVs") can decide if they want to go that way too.

Posted by: fd at June 10, 2024 07:02 AM (vFG9F)

102 "Yes and you're a raysis for noticing that."

I thought I was a raysis simply due to my white skin, and lack of dancing skills?

Learn something new every day around here.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 10, 2024 07:03 AM (a1415)

103 Have a great day, everyone.

May you enjoy!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 10, 2024 07:04 AM (sdpWX)

104 Nood ...

Posted by: Hawkpilot at June 10, 2024 07:04 AM (rjEpX)

105 Good morning!

>> They are a way to connect with voters, emphasize his “middle-class Joe” persona and charm his audience.

It's possibly charming when it's your silly old uncle that you have to endure at family gatherings. Coming from a POTUS, it's disturbing.

And where's that Amy Siskund chick who obsessively tracked EVERY TRUMP LIE now?

Posted by: Lizzy at June 10, 2024 07:04 AM (cCVOS)

106 Be safe, Salty!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 10, 2024 07:04 AM (a1415)

107 Well, VIA it's safe to say that if you are white then you doing or not doing anything is a sign of your raysism. Hope that helps.

(And yes, kids; That is exactly how I spell the words because I like mocking people who think that this country is so full of bigotry that everything is raysis.)

Posted by: NR Pax at June 10, 2024 07:06 AM (svLOV)

108 85

Shelitha is a new one

Posted by: Miklos has not heard everything at June 10, 2024 06:43 AM (wWqRd)
----
A Sheila with a lisp?

Posted by: Ciampino - Mon Update #02 at June 10, 2024 07:07 AM (qfLjt)

109 You don't just say nood! when it's the Morning Report! 😆

Posted by: logprof at June 10, 2024 07:07 AM (3mYq0)

110 Thank you for the Solar System video, Pixy. That was really cool to watch.

Good morning everyone.

The Angry Ginger Chicken motorcycle has gotten just over 1,100 mile ridden this weekend. Just 240 more miles today and I'll be back home with Smash and Junior-ette. Really a sweet bike, smoothe as butter, superb throttle response, quick as a skeert cat. 180 horse power at the wheel. Love my Multistrada.

But. It belches heat like a volcano and drinks premium gas like a sailor on 4 days of shore leave in Subic Bay.

Posted by: BifBewalski at June 10, 2024 07:12 AM (0L7YF)

111 G'mornin' everyone!

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at June 10, 2024 07:14 AM (tQtDb)

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