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Daily Tech News 10 July 2024

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  • The FTC has banned messaging app NGL (not gonna lie) from hosting minors after catching them systematically lying. (Washington Post)

    Surprise, surprise, surprise.
    The complaint alleged that NGL tricked users into paying for subscriptions by sending them computer-generated messages appearing to be from real people and offering a service for as much as $9.99 a week to find out their real identity. People who signed up received only "hints" of those identities, whether they were real or not, enforcers said.
    After users complained about the "bait-and switch tactic," executives at the company "laughed off" their concerns, referring to them as "suckers," the FTC said in an announcement.
    And now NGL has to fork over five million dollars.

    Suckers indeed.

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Disclaimer: Unplugging it works too.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:20 AM




Comments

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1 Mornin' Pixy & all!

Posted by: JQ at July 10, 2024 04:22 AM (njWTi)

2 JQ scored a first!

Posted by: m at July 10, 2024 04:22 AM (64Zez)

3 >>>What do do

um

Posted by: m at July 10, 2024 04:24 AM (64Zez)

4 I need to get rid of a lot of books, so I think the article may be useful. Thanks, Pixy.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2024 04:26 AM (Rz+EP)

5 Get rid of my books?! Why would I do that?

Sure, I haven't read most of them but maybe one day I will get the time, yes? (oh, who am I kidding...)

Nobody wants a bunch of science, math, textbooks and non-fiction. I inherited many of the volumes, because they weren't wanted elsewhere!

Posted by: JQ at July 10, 2024 04:27 AM (njWTi)

6 Mornin'

I was going to take a walk (low 80s now) but it still feels like an oven inside a greenhouse out there.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at July 10, 2024 04:29 AM (sAmhv)

7 I was going to take a walk (low 80s now) but it still feels like an oven inside a greenhouse out there.
------

Mornin' Puddleglum!

Come on out to Idaho-- afternoon will be like a convection oven here! Breezy and effing HOT. But it's a dry heat, ya know.

Posted by: JQ at July 10, 2024 04:31 AM (njWTi)

8 Oh, looky! Forecast has been updated... only 112F upcoming. Yay!!!

Posted by: JQ at July 10, 2024 04:34 AM (njWTi)

9 8 Oh, looky! Forecast has been updated... only 112F upcoming. Yay!!!
Posted by: JQ at July 10, 2024 04:34 AM (njWTi)

Yikes!

Posted by: m at July 10, 2024 04:37 AM (64Zez)

10 My computer tells me it needs to restart & install updates. Why does this always make me nervous?

Posted by: JQ at July 10, 2024 04:38 AM (njWTi)

11 G'Day everyone

Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2024 04:39 AM (fwDg9)

12 Yikes!
---

Yeah, that's what I thought, too. Forecast *was* 113.

Posted by: JQ at July 10, 2024 04:39 AM (njWTi)

13 Birdbath status?

Posted by: Just Wondering at July 10, 2024 04:40 AM (dg+HA)

14 A reflection on old age and psalm 71:

https://tinyurl.com/4mhjnbjw

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2024 04:40 AM (Q2B4x)

15 13 Birdbath status?
Posted by: Just Wondering at July 10, 2024 04:40 AM (dg+HA)

*waves at JT*

Posted by: m at July 10, 2024 04:41 AM (64Zez)

16 Pass on the outside thing. The sweetgum trees are dropping limbs, or whole tops of the trees and I don't want to have one catch me by surprise. There are 2 6" diameter branches on the ground from yesterday, none today but with the temperature in the 90's and humidity above 50% I'll wait to go out there and whack them up.

Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at July 10, 2024 04:41 AM (qZdIZ)

17 I need to get rid of a lot of books, so I think the article may be useful. Thanks, Pixy.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke'

Most of my books are highly specialized, and many are now rare and/or very expensive. The Kid doesn't have much interest in the focus of my reference library so I have informal arrangements for them to go to colleagues and for the core of the library to remain intact.

Posted by: LenNeal at July 10, 2024 04:42 AM (43xH1)

18 My computer tells me it needs to restart & install updates. Why does this always make me nervous?
Posted by: JQ'

Because it should?

Posted by: LenNeal at July 10, 2024 04:42 AM (43xH1)

19 A reflection on old age and psalm 71:
-------

Thanks for that, Fen!

It's so easy to get caught up in complaints, particularly about me old bod and what it can no longer do/tolerate. Good to be reminded of positives, especially when all around seems so negative.

Posted by: JQ at July 10, 2024 04:45 AM (njWTi)

20 Hiya, JT! Wherever you are. Hope you're getting well!

Posted by: JQ at July 10, 2024 04:46 AM (njWTi)

21 @ClayTravis
8h
Trump challenges Biden to an 18 hole golf match. Says he will give Biden 20 strokes and if he loses will donate $1 million to a charity of Biden’s choice. This is gold:

with video

Posted by: m at July 10, 2024 04:47 AM (64Zez)

22 16 The sweetgum trees are dropping limbs
Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at July 10, 2024 04:41 AM (qZdIZ)

I am reminded of the 1940s hit "Tenderly"

The evening breeze caressed the trees tenderly
The trembling trees embraced the breeze tenderly
Then you and I came wandering by
And lost in a sigh were we

Posted by: m at July 10, 2024 04:49 AM (64Zez)

23 Maaaan, after this next week or so, temps in the 90s are gonna feel soooooooooooo good...

Posted by: JQ at July 10, 2024 04:50 AM (njWTi)

24 The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is pleased to announce the Ukraine - Russia war will be decided by an 18 hole golf match between Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Vladimir Putin.

Posted by: NATO Summit at July 10, 2024 04:56 AM (dg+HA)

25 Posted by: JQ at July 10, 2024 04:45 AM (njWTi)

You are most welcome. 😊

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2024 04:57 AM (Q2B4x)

26 That gives us an idea...

Posted by: The Arab League at July 10, 2024 04:58 AM (dg+HA)

27 Story about NGL and the $5M fine: Every time I've heard the phrase "not gonna lie", it makes me think the speaker lies most of the time. It's turned out to be a pretty good 'tell' on that, too.

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at July 10, 2024 05:00 AM (O7YUW)

28 The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is pleased to announce the Ukraine - Russia war will be decided by an 18 hole golf match between Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Vladimir Putin.
Posted by: NATO Summit at July 10, 2024 04:56 AM (dg+HA)

will the big z-man be using his penis as a putter or driver?
Both?

Posted by: Outside of Life at July 10, 2024 05:03 AM (89Sog)

29 Trump challenges Biden to an 18 hole golf match. Says he will give Biden 20 strokes and if he loses will donate $1 million to a charity of Biden’s choice.

I assume that would be the "Hunter Biden Legal Defense Fund and Cocaine Buffet".

Posted by: I used to have a different nic at July 10, 2024 05:07 AM (IUd0M)

30 Prayer request- I have a young ( well, young to me; She’s 33) who is having exploratory surgery today . She is quite nervous. If people could pray for strength for her and a positive outcome it would be appreciated. Her first initial is “C”. Thx so much.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2024 05:07 AM (ajx+J)

31 29 Trump challenges Biden to an 18 hole golf match. Says he will give Biden 20 strokes and if he loses will donate $1 million to a charity of Biden’s choice.

I assume that would be the "Hunter Biden Legal Defense Fund and Cocaine Buffet".
Posted by: I used to have a different nic at July 10, 2024 05:07 AM (IUd0M)

One of the commenters said, "I thought PDT was opposed to giving more money to Ukraine"!

Posted by: m at July 10, 2024 05:11 AM (64Zez)

32 If people could pray for strength for her and a positive outcome it would be appreciated. Her first initial is “C”. Thx so much.
------

Of course, Fen!

Posted by: JQ at July 10, 2024 05:12 AM (njWTi)

33 Will check on birdbaths but should be up

Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2024 05:13 AM (fwDg9)

34 @14/FenelonSpoke:

Thank you muchly for this Fen. I've been making a point of thanking God for something in each prayer, and this gives me another (and a very good one, at that.)

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at July 10, 2024 05:14 AM (O7YUW)

35 @30/FenelonSpoke: You got it.

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at July 10, 2024 05:15 AM (O7YUW)

36 How many Billions for Zman so far? (rhetorical Q)

Good thing Brandon didn't allow a MAJOR incursion, LOL

Posted by: JQ at July 10, 2024 05:17 AM (njWTi)

37 Fen, prayers said for "C".

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 10, 2024 05:19 AM (a1415)

38 Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at July 10, 2024 05:14 AM (O7YUW)

That does make a positive difference, doesn’t it- “an attitude of gratitude” than our just making requests?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2024 05:21 AM (Mpnw4)

39 Another half inch of rain yesterday evening.

I really need to mow as soon as it gets dry out this morning.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 10, 2024 05:22 AM (a1415)

40 Good morning morons

The hemming and hawing begins now that the court is no longer blocking removal of the homeless plague.

https://youtu.be/pZsevSCYvVI

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 10, 2024 05:23 AM (RIvkX)

41 Weather forecast is showing only Friday below 90s for next week.

Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2024 05:23 AM (fwDg9)

42 Thx for the prayers, folks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 10, 2024 05:26 AM (Mpnw4)

43 @38/FenelonSpoke: Indeed it does.

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at July 10, 2024 05:27 AM (O7YUW)

44 Local news reports the City of Oakland has received a subpoena related to the FBI's investigation of Mayor Sheng Thao.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 10, 2024 05:27 AM (RIvkX)

45 The spring-actuated bath fan timer I installed about 2 years ago is no longer working reliably. How irritating. I'll try one of the electronic ones with the preset buttons, it just seems dumb to put an electronic device in a bathroom and it's super annoying to have to replace a switch of any kind after only 2 years.

Posted by: LenNeal at July 10, 2024 05:30 AM (43xH1)

46 So there are suggestions that Olde Joe didn't have the best of nights at the NATO summit.

And the links that Sarah Hoyt put up at Insty's place are pretty ugly for the old boy.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 10, 2024 05:31 AM (a1415)

47 Where do rainbows go when they've been bad?

To prism, so they have time to reflect on what they've done.

Posted by: LenNeal at July 10, 2024 05:31 AM (43xH1)

48 tinyurl.com/muhd2vp
A company is making reproduction WWII German weapons

Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2024 05:33 AM (fwDg9)

49 "I'll try one of the electronic ones with the preset buttons,"

I did that with our old home in Baltimore, and it worked very well.

Sort of counter-intuitive, but in the end I'm glad I did it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 10, 2024 05:38 AM (a1415)

50 A company is making reproduction WWII German weapons
Posted by: Skip'

Speaking of guns, I'm putting a 1903 Colt New Navy back into a sort of working order and am missing a rebound lever pin, of course totally unavailable. I tried the trigger pin in the holes and it seemed okay, miked at 3/32" so I bought a drill bit. Nope, too small. It needs to be closer to 7/64", which of course nobody around me has. So had to order that, I might just drill out the assemblies. If you ever happen across one of these model revolvers, I recommend attending Colt Forum and reading up on them before even thinking about shooting it with anything. They're a Mickey Mouse Rube Goldberg apparatus and ended up in the scrap heap of history for a good reason.

Posted by: LenNeal at July 10, 2024 05:39 AM (43xH1)

51 I went to a silent auction.

I won a dog whistle and two mimes.

Posted by: LenNeal at July 10, 2024 05:40 AM (43xH1)

52 "A company is making reproduction WWII German weapons"

Gun Jesus always finds good stuff to cover.

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

53 Oakland.

‼️ Police tell me there are 35 officers on patrol per shift across the city.

Live @KTVU

Posted by: 13times at July 10, 2024 05:44 AM (nvHeu)

54 To sum up, while the metallurgy of the Colt New Army/Navy is pretty much okay, the lock work is so absurdly complicated, finicky, hand-fitted, and generally weak, that the real risk is cylinder chambers not lining up with the barrel; the firing pin aperture, plus age-wear, is so sloppy it can catch the edge of a primer and fire a cartridge when it's as much as 1/16" off-center; the bullet impacts the edge of the forcing cone and-

BLAMMO!

...you're a YouTube Gun Fail video.

Posted by: LenNeal at July 10, 2024 05:45 AM (43xH1)

55 Evening and morning to all!

tinyurl.com/muhd2vp
A company is making reproduction WWII German weapons
Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2024


***
Gee, I was hoping for a nice Luger. I fired one (a 7.65mm, I think) at a range years ago. Perfectly balanced, perfectly shaped for my hand, and it seemed that all you had to do was point and the bullet went where you wanted it to go.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at July 10, 2024 05:46 AM (omVj0)

56 "On Patrol" meaning sitting in their car in a quiet cul de sac.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 10, 2024 05:46 AM (RIvkX)

57 Tim Pool agrees with me the Parkinson's story is a red herring.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 10, 2024 05:48 AM (RIvkX)

58 53 Oakland.

‼️ Police tell me there are 35 officers on patrol per shift across the city.

Live @KTVU
Posted by: 13times at July 10, 2024 05:44 AM (nvHeu)

Sounds like they could use some social workers.

Posted by: I'm Sorry This Is Happening To Them at July 10, 2024 05:49 AM (F/oxI)

59 Colt New Army/Navy lock up is also weakened by the counter-clockwise rotation of the cylinder, which pushes the cylinder against the crane and cylinder release catch, which wear prematurely. Colt tried to compensate by making the cylinder stop a replacement part, softer, but that meant it had to be returned to Colt to be 'tuned up' every so often to remain safe to use. Now nobody works on this Dumb Design, there are no more parts to file-to-fit as they are all used parts, so for the most part these revolvers are unsafe and should be hung on a wall.

Posted by: LenNeal at July 10, 2024 05:50 AM (43xH1)

60 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at July 10, 2024 05:51 AM (hoCmQ)

61 Wolfus has expensive taste in guns.

Posted by: LenNeal at July 10, 2024 05:52 AM (43xH1)

62 Wolfus has expensive taste in guns.
Posted by: LenNeal at July 10, 2024


***
And in women, cars, cats, clothes . . . almost none of which I can indulge. At least not often.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at July 10, 2024 05:55 AM (omVj0)

63 Target in Sacramento.

The Sacramento City Attorney's Office warned a chain retail store that it could face a public nuisance charge due to a large number of phone calls placed to police when thieves repeatedly stole from its Land Park location

Posted by: 13times at July 10, 2024 05:55 AM (C8EUP)

64 Communists attacking tourists in Barcelona while remaining silent about mass illegal migration.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 10, 2024 05:56 AM (RIvkX)

65 ...the Parkinson's story is a red herring.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 10, 2024 05:48
----------------

To what end?

Posted by: olddog in mo at July 10, 2024 05:56 AM (hoCmQ)

66 FYI Land Park is one of the nicest neighborhoods in Sacramento.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 10, 2024 05:57 AM (RIvkX)

67 57 Tim Pool agrees with me the Parkinson's story is a red herring.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 10, 2024 05:48 AM (RIvkX)

San Franpsycho, there's this, just out; does this affect your opinion?

https://nitter.poast.org/
MarcACaputo/status/
1810690979428503741#m

Posted by: m at July 10, 2024 05:57 AM (64Zez)

68 Good morning, good people, from the Hotirondacks where it's a balmy 72 degrees headed for 84 later today with 73% humidity. Not your normal North Country temps so the squeakers are already vocal about the 'intolerable' heat.

Posted by: IRONGRAMPA at July 10, 2024 05:58 AM (hKoQL)

69 I hope we are seeing Sundowner's bad days outnumber his good days.

Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2024 05:59 AM (aYdt9)

70 To what end?
Posted by: olddog in mo at July 10, 2024 05:56 AM (hoCmQ)
===

To force Biden out. It's not "just" dementia.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 10, 2024 05:59 AM (RIvkX)

71 I cannot get to that link.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 10, 2024 06:00 AM (RIvkX)

72 I have not heard any impressions from any of the medical morons.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 10, 2024 06:01 AM (RIvkX)

73 I can’t make this stuff up. Recently, we tried to help Target. Our Property Crimes detectives and sergeant were contacted numerous times by Target to help them with shoplifters, mostly who were known transients.

At the briefing, we were told by their head of regional security that we could not contact suspects inside the store; we could not handcuff suspects in the store;

We were told they didn't want to create a scene inside the store and have people film it and put it on social media.

Our deputies watched a lady on camera bring in her own shopping bags, go down the body wash isle, and grab a bunch of Native body washes. Then she went to customer service and return them! Target chose to do nothing and simply let it happen.

We don’t tell big retail how to do their jobs, they shouldn’t tell us how to do ours.

Posted by: 13times at July 10, 2024 06:02 AM (C8EUP)

74 Went to the Verge article to see pics of Uncle Hugo's since I'm not going back to that area ever again. Followed a link to Uncle Hugo's website where the owner's posts from 2020 are still up on the site. To his credit, he did use words like "rioters" and "arsonists" to describe what was happening. But he also repeated the old Minnesota white liberal lie of the rioters being non-Minnesotans. Yeah, probably a roving gang of MAGAs, right?

Sorry Lefties. It was the same local trash you've been giving our tax dollars to for generations. How'd that work out?

Posted by: Wally at July 10, 2024 06:02 AM (9Uj9K)

75 71 I cannot get to that link.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 10, 2024 06:00 AM (RIvkX)

Here's a tinyURL version:

https://tinyurl.com/mt9cedav

Posted by: m at July 10, 2024 06:03 AM (64Zez)

76 Oakland only has 35 officers per shift? Is that enough to arrest the people praying outside abortion mills?

Posted by: Wally at July 10, 2024 06:05 AM (9Uj9K)

77 ...We don’t tell big retail how to do their jobs, they shouldn’t tell us how to do ours.
Posted by: 13times at July 10, 2024 06:02 AM (C8EUP)
===
Agreed. If they don't want law enforcement, they don't have to have it. But don't bitch when it isn't there.

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

78 Poor Target.

I hope all this crime doesn't impede its efforts to turn its restrooms into trans pick-up spots.

Posted by: I'm Sorry This Is Happening To Them at July 10, 2024 06:07 AM (F/oxI)

79 g'mornin' everyone!

lol

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they have been lying to us for decades at July 10, 2024 06:08 AM (MKEsG)

80 I think the Parkinsons isn't a red herring, he has something quite possibly connected to his 2 brain operations. What exactly he has isn't as important as knowing he is degrading quickly.

Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2024 06:08 AM (aYdt9)

81 on the way, FS!

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they have been lying to us for decades at July 10, 2024 06:08 AM (MKEsG)

82 This at least gives them sound reasoning to force him out.

Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2024 06:10 AM (aYdt9)

83 During The Summer Of Floyd we had thieves driving from Blue locales to our store to blatantly steal, and then freaking out when they got confronted, detained, and arrested. They couldn't believe it!
How dare us!
For real, they would get outraged.

Posted by: LenNeal at July 10, 2024 06:10 AM (43xH1)

84 The Higole F9B has been returned.

I bet they'd sell a bunch of them if the model name was FJB.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 10, 2024 06:11 AM (IXWsq)

85 I watched two girls shoving Peet’s coffee into oversized jackets. I ratted them to store clerks. The clerks fell on them like a hammer blow. It was glorious.

Posted by: 13times at July 10, 2024 06:11 AM (5X+GU)

86 "the original store was burned to the ground by rioters during the Summer of Love."

I used that specific incident in an argument with a relative. He actually had the gall to use the line about "They have insurance."

I'm glad that Uncle Hugo's is back though.

Posted by: NR Pax at July 10, 2024 06:13 AM (BpO1e)

87 "What exactly he has isn't as important as knowing he is degrading quickly."

No matter what the ultimate diagnosis is, I suspect that it is not reversible, and is worsening.

Maybe they should test for rabies as well.

Either way, the situation is unchanging, yet dynamic.

Sort of like a parachutist falling at 5,000 foot with a failed parachute, and no reserve chute.

'Hey, so far so good!'

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 10, 2024 06:14 AM (a1415)

88 Good morning, good people, from the Hotirondacks where it's a balmy 72 degrees headed for 84 later today with 73% humidity. Not your normal North Country temps so the squeakers are already vocal about the 'intolerable' heat.
Posted by: IRONGRAMPA
-------

Pfft, IG. A mere 'steam-bath' LOL. Send 'em over here, where it's almost instant desiccation upon stepping outside at 110+F!

Posted by: JQ at July 10, 2024 06:14 AM (njWTi)

89 https://tinyurl.com/mt9cedav

Posted by: m at July 10, 2024 06:03 AM (64Zez)
====

Thanks, m. No that actually reinforces my view. The listed symptoms for Parkinson's they show was very incomplete and did not show the major symptoms, only the ones suggested by interview. Those symptoms are present in dementia patients and Parkinson's.

You do not see the limited range of motion, the spasmodic tremors, and motor limitations in speech that are more dispositive.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 10, 2024 06:14 AM (RIvkX)

90 Time to close up the house & head for bed.

Have a great day and stay cool!

Posted by: JQ at July 10, 2024 06:16 AM (njWTi)

91 The company I work for is family-owned and they are not inclined to take losses from thieves for The Social Good. Or to take shit from anybody, really. Coca-Cola Distributor tried to play hard-ball on bid space for their product placement, the Old Man got pissed, and the instant their contract was up removed ALL their product from every store and dumped it in huge piles in the warehouses. Then he told them they had 24 hours to remove it all or he'd throw it into dumpsters. They backed down and agreed to his terms; he then told them they had 24 hours to put it all back, with their own people, or it would go into dumpsters anyway. Haha!
The Pepsi vendor was shook: "Holy shit, that guy runs this place like the Mafia!"

Posted by: LenNeal at July 10, 2024 06:17 AM (43xH1)

92 Pfft, IG. A mere 'steam-bath' LOL. Send 'em over here, where it's almost instant desiccation upon stepping outside at 110+F!
Posted by: JQ at July 10, 2024 06:14 AM (njWTi)

115f last Saturday, but it’s a “dry” heat.

Posted by: 13times at July 10, 2024 06:17 AM (5X+GU)

93 ...What exactly he has isn't as important as knowing he is degrading quickly.
Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2024 06:08 AM (aYdt9)
===

This. They are both progressive disorders with no cure. I think the media thinks Americans think Parkinson's is something more meaningful in terms of his decline than dementia.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 10, 2024 06:17 AM (RIvkX)

94 To a certain extent, *everything* a junta like this does is a red herring.

There is no such thing as direct cause and effect. Every cause is will to power. Every effect is power. Everything in between those end points is a McGuffin or a Woobie or a small fish of indeterminate color.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 10, 2024 06:17 AM (BAEGB)

95 Horde to JT: Hiya.

Posted by: creeper at July 10, 2024 06:18 AM (M6moH)

96 Microsoft is updating my laptop.

(Gets Linux Mint flash stick out)

I'm sure it will be fine

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at July 10, 2024 06:19 AM (sAmhv)

97 115f last Saturday, but it’s a “dry” heat.
--------

Yep

Posted by: JQ at July 10, 2024 06:19 AM (njWTi)

98 Maybe it's syphilis.

Posted by: I'm Sorry This Is Happening To Them at July 10, 2024 06:19 AM (F/oxI)

99 The family owners also never, ever lose lawsuits. Those slip-and-fall settlements? Don't happen. They'll fight to the death over twenty bucks, they don't care.

Posted by: LenNeal at July 10, 2024 06:19 AM (43xH1)

100 89 https://tinyurl.com/mt9cedav

Posted by: m at July 10, 2024 06:03 AM (64Zez)
====

Thanks, m. No that actually reinforces my view. The listed symptoms for Parkinson's they show was very incomplete and did not show the major symptoms, only the ones suggested by interview. Those symptoms are present in dementia patients and Parkinson's.

You do not see the limited range of motion, the spasmodic tremors, and motor limitations in speech that are more dispositive.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 10, 2024 06:14 AM (RIvkX)

Thank you.

Posted by: m at July 10, 2024 06:22 AM (64Zez)

101 I have served people with Parkinson's and it can get very bad, often with very serious hallucinations and delusions, paranoid features and everything.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 10, 2024 06:23 AM (RIvkX)

102 94 To a certain extent, *everything* a junta like this does is a red herring.

There is no such thing as direct cause and effect. Every cause is will to power. Every effect is power. Everything in between those end points is a McGuffin or a Woobie or a small fish of indeterminate color.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 10, 2024 06:17 AM (BAEGB)

Words to ponder.

Posted by: m at July 10, 2024 06:25 AM (64Zez)

103 As doctor wrote Saturday at American Thinker we would need Biden's brain to rest exactly what is wrong just like a animal with rabies test.
I would be fine if that happened

Posted by: Skip at July 10, 2024 06:27 AM (aYdt9)

104 Good morning. 73 degrees and 90% Rh here in WNC. Going up into the 90’s today. I hope everyone impacted by the hurricane is getting their lives back together.

Posted by: Rufus T. Firefly at July 10, 2024 06:28 AM (KGCfV)

105 I don't care if it's lupus, the man is a criminal and the junta that swept him into power are traitors.

I don't care if he's a gibbering old bastard or a 35 year old triathlete with doctorates in sanskrit and astrophysics.

Is all a distraction, intentional or otherwise, from the rampant systematic criminality that long ago smashed through the bounds of common everyday corruption.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 10, 2024 06:28 AM (BAEGB)

106 Horde to JT: Hiya.
Posted by: creeper at July 10, 2024 06:18 AM (M6moH)
===
Hiya.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 10, 2024 06:28 AM (RIvkX)

107 Len, I worked for a man that did pretty much the same thing. He simply didn’t let rascal employees get over on him.

Posted by: 13times at July 10, 2024 06:29 AM (j3uXT)

108 Le NOOD

It be here!!!!!

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

109 @57+70/San Franpsycho and @65/olddog:

And while everyone is paying attention to and arguing the finer points that surround the question of "What's wrong with Biden?" very little attention is being paid to the question of "How do we change the voting, counting, and verification systems to drastically reduce the ability to commit voting fraud?"

Those committing the fraud know that the courts are extremely reluctant to overturn the result of a vote, and they count on that fact. The last thing they want is a serious long-term focus on solving this problem to actually reduce the fraud.

Notice how voting/counting security and authentication is rarely (if ever) talked about during the time between elections, particularly during the run-up to one? The only time it does get talked about is afterwards for a short time, and only in a media-theatrics sort of way. In the intervening time between elections: Crickets.

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at July 10, 2024 06:32 AM (O7YUW)

110 99 The family owners also never, ever lose lawsuits. Those slip-and-fall settlements? Don't happen. They'll fight to the death over twenty bucks, they don't care.
Posted by: LenNeal at July 10, 2024 06:19 AM (43xH1)

Their lawyer(s) on retainer got a good gig!

Posted by: m at July 10, 2024 06:32 AM (64Zez)

111 {96} Microsoft is updating my laptop.

(Gets Linux Mint flash stick out)

I'm sure it will be fine

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at July 10, 2024 06:19 AM (sAmhv)


*laughs* I like how you think. ;-)

Also, I love how Linux Mint updates take a couple of minutes, even with large ones. Microsoft's update system is a clown show of wasted time.

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at July 10, 2024 06:36 AM (O7YUW)

112 Americans think Parkinson's is something more meaningful

For sure. Nothing is real in this branch of medicine. The potential diagnoses have been shopped around to compute what best fits the narrative and evokes the most sympathy.

Sure beats tertiary syphilis.

Posted by: Way,Way Downriver at July 10, 2024 06:36 AM (zdLoL)

113 W-o@94
exactly, to Kremlinologist's despair, lol

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they have been lying to us for decades at July 10, 2024 07:10 AM (MKEsG)

114 &105 spot on too!

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they have been lying to us for decades at July 10, 2024 07:11 AM (MKEsG)

115 Microsoft & Apple Abruptly Drop OpenAI Board Observer Seats As Antitrust Investigations Mount

" ... withdrawal from its board role would be "effective immediately."

Posted by: SMOD at July 10, 2024 08:09 AM (RHGPo)

116 What to do with your books when you move ?

Put them in boxes and move them ?

Posted by: deadrody at July 10, 2024 08:31 AM (OeYsY)

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