Sunday Morning Open Thread

Easter

Posted by: Andy at 07:22 AM




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1 Blessed Resurrection Sunday!

Posted by: katya the designated driver at April 20, 2014 07:23 AM (4Chvm)

2 Yo. Up and at 'em you buncha morons!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 20, 2014 07:23 AM (b/lt+)

3 Oh yeah.. Happy Easter.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 20, 2014 07:24 AM (b/lt+)

4 Good Morning Morons. Today is Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014. On this day in 1946 The League of Nations dissolved giving most of its power to the UN. So we traded one useless group for an even more corrupt and useless group.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:24 AM (T2V/1)

5 Obamacide site users are told to change their passwords due to Heartbleed hole. So not only does the site not work most of the time it is full of piracy and hacking risks. Wonderful, I could have written better code using S-Basic for the Kapro. (my first computer)


http://tinyurl.com/mno9nch

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:24 AM (T2V/1)

6 But thanks be to God, which giveth to us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Cor 15:57)

Happy Easter!

Posted by: biancaneve at April 20, 2014 07:25 AM (2sR50)

7 IL has proposed a new State law that would allow medical marijuana users to keep their guns. So why is this and issue?


However, letting pot users possess firearms still puts the state in direct conflict with federal law that prohibits “shipping, transporting, receiving or possessing firearms or ammunition,” while under a controlled substance.


The federal government, which puts marijuana on the same outlawed level as heroin, is not backing off its position.



So, the useless shits in the corrupt Obamanite administration will not enforce the marijuana law and they are reducing sentences and letting convicted pot users out of jail but they damn sure will not let them possess a gun which is guaranteed by the Constitution. Meanwhile, there is not one damn line in the list of enumerated powers that allows Congress to outlaw ANY drug. Also, there is no "good and plenty" or "I won" clause either.


http://tinyurl.com/k8lcn77

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:25 AM (T2V/1)

8 Obama is flying out again to waste a shit-ton of more money.


http://tinyurl.com/l8vahbx

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:25 AM (T2V/1)

9 Are there any atheists having hissy fits yet?

Posted by: katya the designated driver at April 20, 2014 07:25 AM (4Chvm)

10 Medicare paid $12M to dead people in IL since 1970. Most likely a lot of them voted too. Will the IRS go after their descendents?


http://tinyurl.com/k5q3j5k

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:25 AM (T2V/1)

11 Woman broke into her boyfriend's house, stole his car, and then lost control of it and crashed it into a home killing a sleeping 62 year old woman. Weeks is now facing several charges including vehicular homicide, burglary, and battery, the report said.


These car crashes into homes and businesses are becoming routine. I guess building codes will soon require a steel crash barrier around your homes.


http://tinyurl.com/k6enkhu

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:25 AM (T2V/1)

12 Happy Easter!

Keep 'em coming Vic.


Posted by: Grampa Jimbo at April 20, 2014 07:26 AM (V70Uh)

13 A creeping landslide in Jackson, WY is destroying homes. But get this:


Authorities said there could be a variety of causes for the slide, including prior construction at the site, warmer weather and a wet winter that put more water into the ground where it acts as a lubricant for unstable rocks and soil.


So AP found "unnamed authorities" that blamed "warmer weather" AKA Global Warming that is causing this. We are experiencing the coldest winter in a century nationwide and they are blaming warming. The woman from Jackson I heard on the radio said that this area had always been a "rock fall-landslide" area. So IOW the idiots who built the homes were stupid.

http://tinyurl.com/lfkadro

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:26 AM (T2V/1)

14 One more DIABLO looking at getting into the 2016 Republican primaries.


http://tinyurl.com/kd8s3qx

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:26 AM (T2V/1)

15 Obama is giving Al Qeada in Syria advanced anti-tank weapons. So he has crossed the line in violating a law forbidding aiding terrorists. This is a major felony for you and me but not Obama.


http://tinyurl.com/lrettll

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:26 AM (T2V/1)

16 Holocaust survivor says Jews should get out of the Ukraine now. He is absolutely correct. And I will add, Christians should get out of all Muzzie ruled countries as well.


http://tinyurl.com/mfycrvm

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:27 AM (T2V/1)

17 A Fox executive has been fired for using the company e-mail to help set up a charity for loved ones of the missing flight 370. It was a "violation of company policy". This is incredibly tone deaf and as you can see, the more liberal press is glad to jump all over it. So Republicans are not the only ones that can step on their cranks and give liberals a boost.


http://tinyurl.com/me9owef

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:27 AM (T2V/1)

18 Look at dumb ass Democrat (DAD) Senator from CT standing in a danger zone at a press conference for "train safety" almost get hit by a train. We need a national conversation on trains.


http://tinyurl.com/lc2z69u

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:27 AM (T2V/1)

19 A liwwel bunny wabbit!

Posted by: blog force one at April 20, 2014 07:27 AM (IBLOE)

20 Republican assembly-woman in NV eats Chris Hayes' lunch and shows the stupid RNC leadership how to handle a hostile interview. Or maybe its because the MFM is totally out to lunch on this Bundy thing. She should run for Dirty Hairy's Senate seat.


http://tinyurl.com/n7ebebz

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:27 AM (T2V/1)

21 OFA, a non-profit 501(c4) group and Obama's former campaign organization, sends out an e-mail about Republican's war on women. Why hasn't the IRS audited the shit out of this group? (Rhetorical question) In any case the e-mail has a picture of Ted "the swimmer" Kennedy. The irony, it burns.


http://tinyurl.com/m5jhkwf

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:28 AM (T2V/1)

22 huh. I thought sure we we just going to be stuck with three ONTs 'til Noon. Whattaya know!

Morning, Glorious children of the Almighty.

Posted by: mindful webworker about to start the coffee at April 20, 2014 07:28 AM (Jh9QN)

23 CAIR wants Mosques to apply for DHS grant money. I would almost be willing to bet they would get it too. Not so much your local Baptist church because ACLU and shit.


http://tinyurl.com/kaa27xh

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:28 AM (T2V/1)

24 The Internet allows conservatives to send "unregulated data" bypassing the Democrat owned and controlled MFM said Clinton. (or words to that affect)


http://tinyurl.com/lw2297p

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:28 AM (T2V/1)

25 No surprise, Rubio's numbers are dropping like a rock in the NH polls.


http://tinyurl.com/mcmyze9

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:29 AM (T2V/1)

26 NRO doesn't think Cankles' chances in 2016 are that good. I have to disagree with one thing. The author thinks the MFM will "fact check" her. Yeah, I believe that all right. Here is what I think. We will have to watch and see whom the MFM will pick to push. They have already whitewashed the Benghazi debacle that has her hands all over it, not to mention lying to congress about it. If the MFM decide she is their candidate (vs Obama last time) they will push her like a dung beetle pushes a ball of elephant shit. And all her numbers will improve as the liberal outlets do their slanted polls.


http://tinyurl.com/knxuofz

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:29 AM (T2V/1)

27 Daily Deals


http://tinyurl.com/mfe9mmq


That's it for today folks and I hope everyone has a happy and blessed Easter. Also remember what the occasion is. And it's not a celebration for eating peeps.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:29 AM (T2V/1)

28 Looks like an Oldsmobile Alero, pretty sure GM is alive but Mrs. Ball is still dead.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 20, 2014 07:30 AM (wIBSj)

29 Happy Easter, all,

Posted by: Jeffrey Pelt at April 20, 2014 07:31 AM (Jsiw/)

30 20 Republican assembly-woman in NV eats Chris Hayes' lunch and shows the stupid RNC leadership how to handle a hostile interview. Or maybe its because the MFM is totally out to lunch on this Bundy thing. She should run for Dirty Hairy's Senate seat.

I loved mediate's slant on the story: glorious MSNBC pundit can't get crazy Republican to admit Bundy is evil.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at April 20, 2014 07:31 AM (uhAkr)

31 Obama is flying out again to waste a shit-ton of more money.
Posted by: Vic
..............
I now look at this as money well spent.. I figure he can't fuck up too much back home when he's away.. so, let him go..

Plus, there's always that remote chance of Air Force One having problems over very deep water.. just sayin'..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 20, 2014 07:31 AM (b/lt+)

32 I now look at this as money well spent.. I figure he can't fuck up too much back home when he's away.. so, let him go..

Plus, there's always that remote chance of Air Force One having problems over very deep water.. just sayin'..


Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 20, 2014 07:31 AM (b/lt+)

When he is at home he is playing golf. Jarret and a host of commie pukes under him are doing all the shit.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:35 AM (T2V/1)

33 11
I guess building codes will soon require a steel crash barrier around your homes.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:25 AM (T2V/1)


That could come in handy for SWAT raids.

Posted by: rickl at April 20, 2014 07:38 AM (sdi6R)

34 33 That could come in handy for SWAT raids.

Posted by: rickl at April 20, 2014 07:38 AM (sdi6R)

What you need for that is a steel reinforced door with steel frame and polycarbonate windows.

Of course then they will blow a hole though the wall with a tank or shaped charge. All that after killing your dog.


Then they will come in beat the shit out of you and arrest you for your overdue library books.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:41 AM (T2V/1)

35 Hey Vic I sold Kaypros in the mid 80's. They were supposed to be portable but we called then "luggable"

Those 9" green screen boxes taught me a lot about computers and programming, much of which I have long since forgotten.

Did you know Arthur C Clarke had one?

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 07:44 AM (JdEZJ)

36 I apologize for anything untoward I may have written this morning. Wasn't my fault; I was pre-caffeinated.

I apologize for anything untoward I may yet write this morning. Won't be my fault; I'll blame the caffeine.

The wonder of drugs as excuse! Next best thing to being Democrat.

Posted by: mindful webworker just a cup... or two... at April 20, 2014 07:45 AM (Jh9QN)

37 35
Hey Vic I sold Kaypros in the mid 80's. They were supposed to be portable but we called then "luggable"



Those 9" green screen boxes taught me a lot about computers and programming, much of which I have long since forgotten.



Did you know Arthur C Clarke had one?

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 07:44 AM (JdEZJ)

Mine was a desk model. Had a contractor at work though that had one of those "portables". Yes, it was a monster.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:46 AM (T2V/1)

38 Alleluia!

Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed!

Posted by: grammie winger at April 20, 2014 07:48 AM (oMKp3)

39 The desk model? Did it run CPM or was it one of the early PC clones?

I only remember one CPM desktop. As I recall they had a built in monitor too but were not very popular.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 07:49 AM (JdEZJ)

40 Well no one got an Easter surprise of winning the Powerball. It rolled over to a $150 million annuity jackpot for Wednesday.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 20, 2014 07:50 AM (wIBSj)

41 39 Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 07:49 AM (JdEZJ)


Yes, it ran CPM. I had a damn hard time finding compatible software because Gates and IBM had teamed up. I eventually got rid of it after spending a ton of money on upgrades. That is when I learned my lesson about upgrades.


Don't do it,

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:51 AM (T2V/1)

42 Boy, Google really went all out for Easter on the home page.

Posted by: Bill at April 20, 2014 07:51 AM (uvyrw)

43 "Live under control, and die"

Posted by: new hampshire at April 20, 2014 07:52 AM (WCnJW)

44 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week,
Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb.

The angel said to the women, Do not be afraid,
for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; He has risen, just as he said."


~ Matthew 28

Posted by: grammie winger at April 20, 2014 07:53 AM (oMKp3)

45 Well there is one science fiction book on this list might snag since it is free. And even though it says part of a trilogy.

http://www.weberbooks.com/kindle/

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 20, 2014 07:53 AM (wIBSj)

46 Hard to believe that some of those old PCs went for $5k. Hard drives for $1000+. The money I blew on PCs and upgrades, sheesh.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 07:56 AM (JdEZJ)

47 Amazon has a ton of free Kindle books, also check out the Baen free library.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:57 AM (T2V/1)

48 Song for post # 44, from the late great Keith Green


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OEqavkJGCE


Have a blessed Resurrection Sunday! I have Nursery duty for early service this morning so I have to get crackin'

Posted by: grammie winger at April 20, 2014 07:57 AM (oMKp3)

49
Goid morning everyone and happy Easter!!!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 20, 2014 07:59 AM (GLv5I)

50 46
Hard to believe that some of those old PCs went for $5k. Hard drives for $1000+. The money I blew on PCs and upgrades, sheesh.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 07:56 AM (JdEZJ)

I paid about $3K for my computer and a Kapro printer (which was a daisy wheel). All that for a 20M hard drive, single 5" floppy, and a monochrome monitor. I had originally intended this only work work related stuff at home.
I still have the printer. It was a diablo with a Kapro sticker on it.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 08:00 AM (T2V/1)

51 Goid motning to you too COJ! And Heppey Easter to you all!

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 08:00 AM (JdEZJ)

52 13 A creeping landslide in Jackson, WY is destroying homes. But get this:

I was expecting fracking to be blamed.

Happy Easter!

Posted by: Golfman in NC at April 20, 2014 08:02 AM (/djtm)

53 Oh yes the 12 CPS daisy wheel printer. Made beautiful text and a horrible racket. Lawyers loved those things.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 08:02 AM (JdEZJ)

54 53
Oh yes the 12 CPS daisy wheel printer. Made beautiful text and a horrible racket. Lawyers loved those things.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 08:02 AM (JdEZJ)

It would be nice if I could find some drivers for that thing for Windows XP and run it one time for old time sake.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 08:05 AM (T2V/1)

55 Alleluia! Christ is risen!
Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!

Posted by: Conservative Crank's iPhone at April 20, 2014 08:05 AM (ir/tW)

56 Creeping Landslide sounds like a good name for a band.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 08:06 AM (JdEZJ)

57 John C. Houbolt has died, at age 95. His story should be taught as an example of what one competent person with the courage and conviction that comes with being right can do to change the policy of a large government bureaucracy.

Putting Americans on the moon in 1969 was a monumental team effort involving hundreds of thousands of people. But a letter the lowly Houbolt wrote to a top dog at NASA in 1961 made Houbolt as responsible for that achievement as any other single person.

Posted by: Roscoe at April 20, 2014 08:06 AM (YBusZ)

58 The "Red Dawn" remake was not a total suckfest. But who did they make it for? There was no patriotism. You make "Red Dawn", you gotta layer on the goddamn red, white and blue.

Posted by: Taro Tsujimoto at April 20, 2014 08:06 AM (celt+)

59 Antonin Scalia says "if taxes get too high, maybe you should revolt."

That would have gotten him banned at Hot Air.

http://goo.gl/VQM0Wq

Posted by: Harrison Bergeron at April 20, 2014 08:12 AM (eAJwE)

60 You know those two brothers walking down the Emmaus road? Jesus had one amazing sense of showmanship.

He sent Mary, but most of the apostles said, yeah, sure, hysterical woman. So, he sent total strangers. That had to be startling. He didn't go directly to the apostles first. There's an aspect to that which seems to me simultaneously wisely parental yet quietly hilarious. Messing with 'em. But not without high purpose.

Posted by: mindful webworker - a painted shell of his real hardboiled self at April 20, 2014 08:12 AM (9Zci/)

61 "It would be nice if I could find some drivers for that thing for Windows XP and run it one time for old time sake."

Good luck with that. I think you can run a self test by holding down one of the buttons while turning it on.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 08:13 AM (JdEZJ)

62

42
Boy, Google really went all out for Easter on the home page.

Posted by: Bill at April 20, 2014 07:51 AM (uvyrw)

Google. Smells like big Evil to me.

Posted by: NCwoof at April 20, 2014 08:14 AM (aUQgu)

63 How did the Easter bunny get by me last night?? I've got a basket on the table!

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 08:16 AM (JdEZJ)

64 I've got a collection of old Macintoshes that cost probably $20,000 new that I've picked up at thrift stores for just about $200 total. And that includes the $125 for the Apple IIe.

Posted by: --- at April 20, 2014 08:17 AM (MMC8r)

65 Ok time to make the waffles before Church. See yall later!

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 08:17 AM (JdEZJ)

66 Many dreams come true and some have silver linings
I live for my dream and a pocketful of gold.

Posted by: that 70s earworm at April 20, 2014 08:20 AM (Cq0oW)

67 BTW if any of you Morons are in the market for a new reciever compatible with all the new video shit Amazon has a today only deal on a Denon reciever. Although not this one, I have one similar and it was been solid.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 08:21 AM (T2V/1)

68 Posted by: --- at April 20, 2014 08:17 AM (MMC8r)

I remember buying a Macintosh Performa 405 in 1993. It cost about 1200 bucks.

80 MB hard drive. That wouldn't hold 10 pictures from my camera!

Posted by: Anthony L. at April 20, 2014 08:24 AM (qRDBx)

69 Good morning and Happy Easter!!

Twitchy has the funny headline: High holiday on 4/20 calls for special kind of Easter grass.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 20, 2014 08:25 AM (SUKHu)

70 Christ is Risen!
He is Risen indeed!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 20, 2014 08:30 AM (o3MSL)

71 Happy Easter!!

http://tinyurl.com/mwnct66

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 08:34 AM (0FSuD)

72 Happy Resurrection Day fellow Morons!

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 08:34 AM (FCgaq)

73 Happy Easter everyone!

It's incredible (not really) they are trying to blame the landslide in Jackson on "warming". We have 8 months of winter up here and sometimes more. Especially so in the mountains. Maybe they want to look at that massive natural geo-thermal system that resides nearby instead.

Posted by: small town girl at April 20, 2014 08:36 AM (mfutM)

74 God Morning pixel people.

Yes, he is risen as he said he would.

I hope everyone has a blessed day celebrating.

Posted by: Gmac-Pondering the coming implosion, and hoping its 404care at April 20, 2014 08:36 AM (baiNQ)

75 Old computer hardware... the Thunderer, daisy-wheel printer.

I had the wide-carriage pinfeed-paper attachment, numerous wheels, pica, elite, italics. Different color ribbons. And the ribbon re-inker. (My accountant had the same, until he spilled a bottle of ink on an expensive oriental carpet, after which he calculated just buying fresh ribbons was more economical. Heh Good times.)

1200 precious 1980 dollars, a real hearty investment even when I was well-off.

Bought fanfold paper by the case. Still have half a case of wide-carriage green-bar fanfold, if anyone needs some.

The one thing I never sprang for was the sound-insulated clamshell box for it. My neighbors didn't complain. But, then, I was the landlord....

Yes, I do still have it in the museum.

Posted by: mindful webworker - computerist at April 20, 2014 08:39 AM (0L1sw)

76 At Instapundit:

>>Instead, the real underlying problem at UMass Dartmouth continues to be an administrative crisis that is getting worse as senior administrators literally isolate themselves from the campus behind multiple walls of bullet proof glass, key code security systems, body guards, and newly constructed safe rooms."

Okay.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 20, 2014 08:39 AM (SUKHu)

77 This song always gives me chills when I hear it as I feel the Spirit is there at this performance. It is especially appropriate today.

Happy Easter!

The Garden Tomb by the Isaacs YouTube:
http://preview.tinyurl.com/lcf5u4b

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 20, 2014 08:42 AM (o3MSL)

78 Posted by: small town girl at April 20, 2014 08:36 AM (mfutM)

Even on Easter, Al Gore & Associates need their extortion money.

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 20, 2014 08:45 AM (o3MSL)

79 Pfft.

I remember building a Tarbell controller and being thrilled when I got an 8" floppy drive to work with the MITS S-100 machine that I had.

More to the point Happy Easter!

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 08:50 AM (aDwsi)

80 Finally, ham again

Posted by: Uncle Bob at April 20, 2014 08:51 AM (/vO0r)

81 Hrothgar, love the Isaacs. Happy Easter, everybody.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at April 20, 2014 08:52 AM (OSzB9)

82 BTW - BASIC celebrates its 50th birthday on May1.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at April 20, 2014 08:53 AM (aDwsi)

83 Happy Easter all. Won't be around much today, daughter coming home, going to church, then brunch. Gonna be a busy day for this old timer.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 20, 2014 08:55 AM (Q8vlx)

84 Good Morning & Happy Easter.

Hrothgar, how is Barbara doing? Did all our prayers help?
I'm going to say another as soon as I hit post.

Posted by: Carol at April 20, 2014 08:56 AM (gjOCp)

85 Morons, HAPPY EASTER!

Look what I found in my basket/dream.

http://tinyurl.com/m5pjtge

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 20, 2014 08:57 AM (0FSuD)

86 My first PC was a Cromemco CP/M machine.. ~1979.. what a boat anchor!

The last complete machine I bought was one of the second generation IBM PC's in the early 80's.

Since then, I have always built my own computers from scratch.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 20, 2014 08:58 AM (b/lt+)

87 I remember building a Tarbell controller and being thrilled when I got
an 8" floppy drive to work with the MITS S-100 machine that I had.


I remember using 8" floppies as a back-up system. It took close to an hour and a half, and used around 20 of them. Had to swap them out every few minutes. Such a tedious operation, but it paid off when we could restore files.

Posted by: Retread at April 20, 2014 08:59 AM (cHwk5)

88 You guys are making me flash back to installing WordPerfect 5.1 over and over and over again. From 752 floppies, IIRC.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 20, 2014 09:02 AM (SUKHu)

89 Posted by: Mama AJ at April 20, 2014 08:39 AM (SUKHu)

Pfffttt.

That's nothing.

When they built the new research center at my university, they keycard accessed the entrance to the main building plus the entrances to all the lab space.

(The front of the building is offices.)
It's perfectly possible (and indeed done) to give someone office access (where all the faculty are) but not lab access.

Yet they chose to restrict anyone who didn't work in the building.

Which meant when I left the lab, even though I was still a student at the university I couldn't go back and visit my old boss.
And other students couldn't visit faculty members without "Escorts."

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at April 20, 2014 09:02 AM (HDwDg)

90 Happy Easter Horde!

Listening to Rachmaninoff's "All Night Vigil" on WBJC.

Got some lamb chops marinading in a spice rub of garlic, coriander, cumin, sumac, sesame seeds, and cinnamon. Will serve it with steamed asparagus.

Here's the Food Network recipe: http://tinyurl.com/m5ktt6j

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 20, 2014 09:06 AM (QBm1P)

91 Ah, WordPerfect. I still have the "user manual" around here somewhere, all of a dozen pages or so.

Posted by: Retread at April 20, 2014 09:06 AM (cHwk5)

92 I'm back. Brother from GA just called. Talked my ear off and wants to know when we are getting down there next.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 09:09 AM (T2V/1)

93 Look what I found in my basket/dream.
http://tinyurl.com/m5pjtge
Posted by: Nip Sip


Somehow, I knew before I clicked. (Didn't actually watch again cell data limits but have it dl'd on the desktop.) Wouldn't be an AoSHQ Easter without it.

Posted by: mindful webworker - cottonmouthed at April 20, 2014 09:10 AM (VV7s1)

94
Republican assembly-woman in NV eats Chris Hayes' lunch and shows the
stupid RNC leadership how to handle a hostile interview. Or maybe its
because the MFM is totally out to lunch on this Bundy thing. She should
run for Dirty Hairy's Senate seat.


http://tinyurl.com/n7ebebz

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 07:27 AM (T2V/1)


She destroyed that snarky cockgobbler by refusing to let him frame the issues in his dogshit terms. Top Men should take a lesson from that except she drove them to the fainting couches where they're furiously fanning themselves.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 20, 2014 09:11 AM (fRwvt)

95 My first word processor was Wordstar. Then work went to Wordperfect and I had to go out and pay a fortune for that. Then work went to Microsnot Word.I had to pay a bigger fortune for Office and I HATED it.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 09:11 AM (T2V/1)

96 61 "It would be nice if I could find some drivers for that thing for Windows XP and run it one time for old time sake." Good luck with that. I think you can run a self test by holding down one of the buttons while turning it on.
I was in college in the late 80's, and had a Smith-Corona daisy wheel printer. At the time the University would not accept dot-matrix printed papers, the "new tech" apparently scared them.
I paid for a lot of beer by charging $1 a page to print things for people. (which they would bring me on a 5 1/4" floppy). Hell I bet now the papers are turned in over the Internet.

Posted by: BunkerinTheBurbs at April 20, 2014 09:13 AM (X3xYu)

97 94 Top Men should take a lesson from that except she drove them to the fainting couches where they're furiously fanning themselves.


Posted by: Captain Hate at April 20, 2014 09:11 AM (fRwvt)

No, they will chastise her and publicly apologize to Hayes. Then run down ti the next amnesty meeting.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 09:13 AM (T2V/1)

98 Happy Ishtar.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:14 AM (f2VuK)

99 NRO doesn't think Cankles' chances in 2016 are that good. I have to
disagree with one thing. The author thinks the MFM will "fact check"
her. Yeah, I believe that all right.




NRO is just a huge gaggle of dumbasses who are wrong about nearly everything. With rare exception, it's just one big RINO herd.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 20, 2014 09:14 AM (fRwvt)

100 Remember SuperCalc? I had those / menus memorized and thought Excel a pia when I switched.

This thread has become a meeting of the 'get off my lawn' crowd, hasn't it?

Posted by: Retread at April 20, 2014 09:14 AM (cHwk5)

101 95 Hell I bet now the papers are turned in over the Internet.



Posted by: BunkerinTheBurbs at April 20, 2014 09:13 AM (X3xYu)


When my brother did his dissertation at GA Tech he had to take it to a professional print shop and have multiple copies printed and bound like a book. Cost him a fortune.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 09:15 AM (T2V/1)

102 Happy Easter, Horde. I don't trust that this is the morning thread... There's only one, and Vic said "shit"... Must be hopped up on jellybeans.

I couldn't talk so well after Vigil. Voice seems to be back now. This morning though is the biggie, and I'm competing with brass. Then I'm done til Christmas yay!

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 20, 2014 09:15 AM (N/cFh)

103 I'm still waiting for the Easter fertility goddess to pay me a visit.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 20, 2014 09:15 AM (mx5oN)

104 Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 09:15 AM (T2V/1)

I think for thesis and dissertations that's the norm still.

Why?

Probably because of deals with the print shops

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at April 20, 2014 09:16 AM (HDwDg)

105 Hell I bet now the papers are turned in over the Internet.



Posted by: BunkerinTheBurbs at April 20, 2014 09:13 AM (X3xYu)

During the last couple of years of high school my nephew not only turned in his papers that way, he sometimes had to take tests online.

Posted by: Retread at April 20, 2014 09:16 AM (cHwk5)

106 May the Easter Bunny lay chocolate eggs all over your lawn.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:17 AM (f2VuK)

107 100
Remember SuperCalc? I had those / menus memorized and thought Excel a pia when I switched.

This thread has become a meeting of the 'get off my lawn' crowd, hasn't it?


Posted by: Retread at April 20, 2014 09:14 AM (cHwk5)

My first spreadsheet program was called Silk. It was better than Excel and 10 times cheaper. Of course I had to get rid of that too.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 09:17 AM (T2V/1)

108 And, Vic that Bundy ranch interview should be a RNC training video, as you said. Made my morning!
and, he is risen! (off to church)

Posted by: BunkerinTheBurbs at April 20, 2014 09:17 AM (X3xYu)

109 Also on this holy day I would like to remind you all that

SHEEP ARE FOR SWEATERS

which is why our 25 guests will get turkey (stupid) and ham (too smart for its own good).

Come on by. Bring a chair.

Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 20, 2014 09:17 AM (N/cFh)

110 I took a Community College class a few years back. All work is handed in online.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:18 AM (f2VuK)

111 Posted by: Gingy @GingyNorth at April 20, 2014 09:17 AM (N/cFh)

I dunno, I had a Gyro the other day that had some good lamb/beef mixture on it .

Posted by: tsrblke, PhD(c) (No Really!) at April 20, 2014 09:18 AM (HDwDg)

112 25 guests? you might be doing it wrong...

Posted by: BunkerinTheBurbs at April 20, 2014 09:19 AM (X3xYu)

113 Lamb is danged expensive.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:19 AM (f2VuK)

114 Happy Easter Sunday to all who celebrate.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 20, 2014 09:19 AM (nzKvP)

115 Beautiful morning at the farm. No coyotes. I'll be back there 3 or 4 more times today, maybe I'll get "lucky" and see one.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 20, 2014 09:19 AM (ZshNr)

116 And just to demonstrate that I'm not a complete luddite, I had to break down and buy a new computer. Yep, Windows 8. It's actually not as bad as I feared it would be.

Posted by: Retread at April 20, 2014 09:20 AM (cHwk5)

117 116
And just to demonstrate that I'm not a complete luddite, I had to break
down and buy a new computer. Yep, Windows 8. It's actually not as bad as
I feared it would be.


Posted by: Retread at April 20, 2014 09:20 AM (cHwk5)

Is it 8.1? Supposedly they fixed all the problems with it now and have an option to run it in a 7 type mode.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 09:21 AM (T2V/1)

118 Chavez the Hugo,
Happy Easter, if you are still here.

Posted by: Carol at April 20, 2014 09:22 AM (gjOCp)

119 Windows 8 is no longer like Joe?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:24 AM (f2VuK)

120 They have it back to where they started from? I guess they want a pat on the back?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:24 AM (f2VuK)

121 I could never eat a lamb. I don't know why, we never had it in my house when I was a kid.

Posted by: Carol at April 20, 2014 09:25 AM (gjOCp)

122 @59

Except Scalia is completely cool with the police state and gives WIDDDEEE
latitude to "policing" practices.


You may revolt over taxes but the state can spy on you break down your door and shoot your dog.

Scalia is totally cool with all of this.

Which leads me to the conclusion that Clarence Thomas id probably the best supreme court justice we have.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 20, 2014 09:25 AM (Xkr8I)

123 113 Lamb is danged expensive.

It is DANGNABLY expensive. A leg of lamb is at like post-apocalyptic Soylent Green black market prices, so I got some cheapish shoulder chops.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 20, 2014 09:26 AM (QBm1P)

124 Vic, it isn't 8.1, yet.

You can place a tile on the first screen that goes to the familiar desktop and pin a lot of stuff to the task bar at the bottom of the screen so it isn't too bad. More a matter of re-training, ie: SuperCalc to Excel.

Posted by: Retread at April 20, 2014 09:26 AM (cHwk5)

125 Maggiano's here I come.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:27 AM (f2VuK)

126
Thank God! I thought this was going to be another Lauraw thread. It wouldn't have been the first time she staged a coup and taken over the blog. You remember when she came in and changed the mast head to all pink and made the logo all girly girly?

Posted by: Maj. Beauregard Pug, Continental Army at April 20, 2014 09:27 AM (8c12T)

127 Is it 8.1? Supposedly they fixed all the problems with it now and have an option to run it in a 7 type mode.
Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 09:21 AM (T2V/1)

It still sucks. And the new explorer is the slowest piece of shit out there

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 20, 2014 09:28 AM (nzKvP)

128 Surveillance is a tax.

Posted by: John Roberts at April 20, 2014 09:28 AM (f2VuK)

129
General Mills on Saturday night announced in a stunning about-face that it was withdrawing its controversial plans to make consumers give up their right to sue it.

In an email sent after 10 p.m. on Saturday, the company said that due to concerns that its plans to require consumers to agree to informal negotiation or arbitration had raised among the public, it was taking down the new terms it had posted on its website.

The announcement was a stunning reversal for the company, which had quietly put up the new terms requiring consumers downloading coupons, "joining its online communities," participating in sweepstakes and other promotions, and interacting with General Mills in a variety of other ways to agree to arbitration in lieu of suing the company in the event of a dispute.

CNBC


Profile in courage.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 20, 2014 09:28 AM (kdS6q)

130 Hello Kitty and Mencken.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:29 AM (f2VuK)

131 My favorite day of the year - He is risen indeed!

Posted by: MountainTurtle at April 20, 2014 09:29 AM (J4Z4U)

132 >> I could never eat a lamb.

I eat it, but I will never make this recipe I have for "warm lamb salad". The cookbook has cute drawings in the margin and on that page there is a smiling lamb wrapped in a blanket.

Can't.

Just can't.

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 20, 2014 09:30 AM (SUKHu)

133 100 This thread has become a meeting of the 'get off my lawn' crowd, hasn't it?
Posted by: Retread at April 20, 2014 09:14 AM (cHwk5)

That would be funny if I didn't have Chester the Molester living next door who doesn't think I should have an issue with his dogs running loose in my yard...

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 09:32 AM (FCgaq)

134 "Windows 8. It's actually not as bad as I feared it would be." -Retread

I'm been working with my cousin's netbook, whatever, the thing is many times more powerful than my old XP desktop. Had to learn W8 to change settings, upgrade things, install ware for her.

Having used my cell so much, using her touchscreen was pretty natural. Other than moving that blocky thing out of the way, and finding my way back to the familiar desktop, it was just... Windows. I had anticipated worse, as well.

And I'm going to miss her computer as soon as I hand it back to her. Aw, dang. I finally reached Upgrade Fever level. Well, at least it's not about vehicles.

Posted by: mindful webworker - linux? at April 20, 2014 09:32 AM (p74mI)

135 "NRO is just a huge gaggle of dumbasses who are wrong about nearly everything."


Speaking of NRO, a note to Andy. Never have Jonah Goldberg on the podcast again, saying he sucks would be an understatement. Besides giggling like a ten year old girl every thirty seconds, his jokes and stories are as pathetic as his political reasoning skills. If he didn't get a swirly once a week in high-school, he should have.

Posted by: lowandslow at April 20, 2014 09:33 AM (IV4od)

136 I bought a Windows 8 computer late last March, only to work from here with. Last time it updated, I can't get into my work computer. I hate it. I ordered a Windows 7 computer a few weeks ago & am sending W8 computer to my brother in Maine. He's wanted a laptop & can have that POS!

I hate that you have to log on with Windows Live email, etc.

Posted by: Carol at April 20, 2014 09:33 AM (gjOCp)

137 The Plague is not nearly as bad as I thought it would be.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:33 AM (f2VuK)

138 NASA TV is back live, with coverage of the berthing of Dragon to the ISS. It was captured by the robotic arm at 7:14 EDT.

Posted by: rickl at April 20, 2014 09:33 AM (sdi6R)

139 Hristos Inviat!

Lamb and ribs on the grill. A match made in heaven


Posted by: Herr Morgenholz at April 20, 2014 09:34 AM (HcoQw)

140 124
Vic, it isn't 8.1, yet.

You can place a tile on the first screen
that goes to the familiar desktop and pin a lot of stuff to the task
bar at the bottom of the screen so it isn't too bad. More a matter of
re-training, ie: SuperCalc to Excel.


Posted by: Retread at April 20, 2014 09:26 AM (cHwk5)

It is available now and the new PCs I have seen say 8.1

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 09:35 AM (T2V/1)

141 Is the Dragon just delivering supplies or can it send up people yet?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:35 AM (f2VuK)

142 You guys on hieroglyphic ancient computers made me remember something. I have been on call most of my life due to work. I carried beepers, which I learned to disable by soaking it in a gin tonic. The first cell phone I ever had was as big as a briefcase.

Posted by: Mr. Dave at April 20, 2014 09:36 AM (USdns)

143
Hotels rush to create 12/13/14 wedding packages

The auspicious date, when written as 12/13/14, is the last sequential calendar date in this century. (The next one doesn't arrive until about 89 years from now01/02/03, or Jan. 2, 2103.) It also falls on a Saturday, which means people looking to get married on both an unusual date and one that's most popular for weddings are rushing to find special ways and places to say, "I do."

Many of Las Vegas chapels are already fully booked for the date, with some reporting special interest from couples looking to exchange vows at exactly 12:13 and 14 seconds.

CNBC


Guys, expect the GF to "casually" mention this news item, and better have your response already planned.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 20, 2014 09:37 AM (kdS6q)

144 Posted by: Carol at April 20, 2014 08:56 AM (gjOCp)

Thank you so much for asking. I feel that the prayers helped. She was in much better spirits yesterday and was able to do a few things that she wanted to finish.

Frankly, I hesitated to ask for prayers but I am glad I did.

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 20, 2014 09:38 AM (o3MSL)

145 142 Mr. Dave at April 20, 2014 09:36 AM (USdns)

Funnily enough, I too can be disabled by being soaked in gin and tonics.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 20, 2014 09:39 AM (QBm1P)

146 143 That won't even work in the Fourth Reich because they do the date all ass backwards.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:39 AM (f2VuK)

147 I just turn the ringer off.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:39 AM (f2VuK)

148 1,200 kids don't want the First Trannie to speak at their Graduation.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:40 AM (f2VuK)

149 146 143 That won't even work in the Fourth Reich because they do the date all ass backwards.

There goes my all-black Hugo Boss-designed wedding theme.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at April 20, 2014 09:41 AM (QBm1P)

150 What? No bunnies?

Posted by: Guido at April 20, 2014 09:41 AM (GYg/s)

151 So false flag attack in Ukraine last night breaking the Easter truce, the Russians were a bit too brazen scattering the Right Sector leaders business card in an attempt to frame him.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at April 20, 2014 09:41 AM (ZPrif)

152 It still sucks. And the new explorer is the slowest piece of shit out there

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 20, 2014 09:28 AM (nzKvP)


If it is like every other upgrade they have done in the past it takes 3 times as much memory as the last version and double what they say you need.

IOW, if the say min 2G, 4G for optimum, then you need 8G or it will be slower than dog shit. Right now they are saying the min for 64bit is 2G. Also, some computers will not run 8.1 due to a compatibility issue.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 09:41 AM (T2V/1)

153 >>Lamb and ribs on the grill.

I didn't whimper when I read that. Just clearing my throat.

Happy Easter to you and all y'all. Time to go get ready for Sunday School...

Posted by: Mama AJ at April 20, 2014 09:42 AM (SUKHu)

154 Euromaidan PR ‏@EuromaidanPR 54m
Breaking News! Jimmy Hoffa disappearance finally solved when Right Sector business card found in old bag of evidence. pic.twitter.com/yNQtPBQA4w

Posted by: Costanza Defense at April 20, 2014 09:44 AM (ZPrif)

155 141 Is the Dragon just delivering supplies or can it send up people yet?
Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:35 AM (f2VuK)


Just supplies for now, but this was Dragon's first flight on the upgraded and more powerful Falcon 9 v1.1 rocket, so it is carrying more cargo than previous missions.

Posted by: rickl at April 20, 2014 09:45 AM (sdi6R)

156 That won't even work in the Fourth Reich because they do the date all ass backwards.
Posted by: Boss Moss

Since I took up computing, I have always written the date as year-month-day because sort order. I didn't even realize I was a Reichean!

And I use the full year, too. If we learned nothing else from Y2K, put in the century part of the year, FFS!

What really gets me are folks who put day before month. Communists! Anarchists!

Posted by: mindful webworker - linux? at April 20, 2014 09:47 AM (ma3QC)

157 I am thinking that on this day, of all days, I might be wise to disconnect from the Internet and political news shows and think about the many good things I have been granted in life and go out and enjoy the beauty of nature that the Lord has provided us.

I will probably fail in this endeavor, but if I succeed I wish all of you a Happy Easter and will check in here tomorrow!

Posted by: Hrothgar at April 20, 2014 09:49 AM (o3MSL)

158 It is available now and the new PCs I have seen say 8.1


Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 09:35 AM (T2V/1)

I got a pop-up from Microsoft to upgrade to 8.1 yesterday but you have to have some unspecified time to let it do nothing but uprgrade so I said 'remind me later' to it. It does what I want now so I'm in no hurry ftm.

Posted by: Retread at April 20, 2014 09:50 AM (cHwk5)

159 The mid level Dell XPS comes standard with 8.1 and 12G of ram. $950 w/o monitor. The top level has 16G ram.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 09:51 AM (T2V/1)

160 I wonder if the pole smokers down at the Barnes and Noble are open today?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:52 AM (f2VuK)

161
156 mindful webworker etc

Down Under we write the day first, then the month - today is 21/4/2014.....

Hello everyone and it's Easter Monday, another nice public holiday for us

Posted by: aussie at April 20, 2014 09:53 AM (XURZb)

162 I got a pop-up from Microsoft to upgrade to 8.1
yesterday but you have to have some unspecified time to let it do
nothing but uprgrade so I said 'remind me later' to it. It does what I
want now so I'm in no hurry ftm.


Posted by: Retread at April 20, 2014 09:50 AM (cHwk5)

Be careful. PC World says there are compatibility issues with running 8.1. You may want to check first before going through an upgrade hell that you have to back out of. Especially since nobody gives you actual installation disks any more.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 09:54 AM (T2V/1)

163 The Easter Dragon!

Posted by: rickl at April 20, 2014 09:55 AM (sdi6R)

164 161 Is sheep meat expensive there also? I saw your minimum wages were higher and that most prices were higher for things. Sounds like a tough place to immigrate if you aren't a terrorist who wants to get on the dole and have umpteen kids.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:56 AM (f2VuK)

165 ((checks cousin's computer))

Win 8.1. Ah, I see that's why I found it less messed up than foretold.

This Aspire is really a pretty sweet machine.

Posted by: mindful webworker - rambling & babbling at April 20, 2014 09:57 AM (ma3QC)

166 Oh yes the 12 CPS daisy wheel printer. Made beautiful text and a horrible racket. Lawyers loved those things.



Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 08:02 AM (JdEZJ)

It would be nice if I could find some drivers for that thing for Windows XP and run it one time for old time sake.


Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 08:05 AM (T2V/1)

Drivers are so that a printer can do graphics; you don't need a driver for an ASCII text only printer. Send ASCII characters to the parallel port on your XP machine and they should print on the Daisy wheel.
Use the Printers and Fax screen to add a Generic Text only printer to your system on LPT1 (Assuming a parallel printer). This will work with old dot matrix printers also.

Posted by: An Observation at April 20, 2014 09:57 AM (ylhEn)

167 These Aluminum Asuses shed heat pretty well.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 09:58 AM (f2VuK)

168 #117

The update to 8.1 that came out this month makes it friendlier to desktop and laptop users. Metro apps can be pinned tot he task bar and the task bar will appear on the Start screen or within Metro apps if you hover the mouse at the bottom of the screen. Also, a title bar with minimize and close buttons now appears if you hover at the top of the screen in a Metro app. This especially helps on laptops with trackpad where it was often a real pain to close apps without a lot of excessive dragging.

The other most significant item is the addition of buttons for power and search buttons to the Start screen, because some users had a lot of trouble wrapping their heads around the charms bar or right clicking in the lower left corner for the menu that included power options. So the learning curve for migrating users is reduced a bit.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 20, 2014 09:59 AM (Icq+V)

169 Google should get into the operating system business. Microsoft isn't interested in keeping it.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 10:00 AM (f2VuK)

170 Somehow I forgot to watch Vikings.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 10:02 AM (f2VuK)

171 #158

It's worth doing and because they're treating it like a Service Pack it will be mandatory to receive new updates and patches. They extended the original deadline a bit but there isn't any good reason to hold back that I've seen. The only problem I've heard about have been in domain networks running WSUS setups and that has been fixed.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 20, 2014 10:03 AM (Icq+V)

172 Andy, if you're doing a gun thread today, Remington has a recall out for Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with the X-Mark Pro trigger.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 20, 2014 10:03 AM (vn9w4)

173 Especially since nobody gives you actual installation disks any more.


Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 09:54 AM (T2V/1)

I had to 'create media' because there was no disk supplied. And there were requirements: DVD not Cd.

Thanks for the heads up. I'll check up on the compatibility issues before upgrading.

Posted by: Retread at April 20, 2014 10:04 AM (cHwk5)

174 If anyone is interested the guy who inspired Wiley the poet in BC past away recently.


http://tinyurl.com/k4ovuun

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:04 AM (JdEZJ)

175 #169

Google is in the OS business. Have you not heard of Android or Chromium?

Posted by: Epobirs at April 20, 2014 10:04 AM (Icq+V)

176 I don't want to login to an Email to go online. Those E-Mail sorting programs are how most bad crap gets in these days.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 10:05 AM (f2VuK)

177 WINDOWS 8.1!
IT'S PEOPLE!

Posted by: Uncle Bob at April 20, 2014 10:05 AM (/vO0r)

178 So far computers that don't run Windows are worth less. They seem to be writing for phones and tablets and pounding the square peg into the round hole.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 10:07 AM (f2VuK)

179 or right clicking in the lower left corner for the
menu that included power options. So the learning curve for migrating
users is reduced a bit.


Posted by: Epobirs at April 20, 2014 09:59 AM (Icq+V)

Yeah, it took me a while to figure out how to turn the damn thing off the first time. That was a pia.

Posted by: Retread at April 20, 2014 10:07 AM (cHwk5)

180 My daughter is officially on my s#t list.
She has gotten my 2 year-old son watching Peppa Pig.

Yesterday he asked to go play 'bats & balls' in the 'garden'.
Correction was swift and terrible...

Posted by: Yep, I'm a nerd... at April 20, 2014 10:09 AM (FCgaq)

181 Happy Easter to everyone.

Posted by: grognard at April 20, 2014 10:09 AM (t5lML)

182 Ditto about what An Observation said about the generic drivers. That is if you have a parallel port.

Or if the printer is god-ferbid serial dont waste your time.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:10 AM (JdEZJ)

183 180 At least it isn't Dora the brown supremacist with her plan of San Diego.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 10:12 AM (f2VuK)

184 Had a customer who could not figure out how to turn their Win 8 PC off so killed the power. Scrambled the OS and had to do a fresh reload.

Win 8 really is horrible. There is no excuse for it. If people have that much trouble figuring it out then there is something wrong.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:14 AM (JdEZJ)

185 "Down Under we write the day first, then the month - today is 21/4/2014....." -aussie

Yes. I was talking about y'all.

There's still time to be rehabilitated.

If someone says a date is/was 10/10/10, at least that's not confusing.

mw, 2014 Apr 20.

Posted by: mindful webworker - rambling & babbling at April 20, 2014 10:15 AM (ma3QC)

186 Where do you get the advanced computer knowledge? I know people with old cais degrees and systems analysts who don't even know what I've figured out on my own in seven years or so of plodding. Is there some kind of clearing house for obscure computer knowledge?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 10:17 AM (f2VuK)

187 book thread up

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 10:18 AM (T2V/1)

188 I don't have the attention span for books anymore. At least a lot of books are on CD now.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 10:19 AM (f2VuK)

189 Oddly, I never saw a Kaypro except in photos. But talk about "luggables", Compaq's first computer was a "portable". Amber 9" screen, floppy drive and 20M disk; the keyboard was also detachable and comprised one end of the case, which you lugged around like a suitcase. By '83 my employer at the time (Coastal Corp.) was buying up PCs by the ton lot, mainly IBM 5150s (the original "PC"). These machines all ran "IBM-DOS" as an OS. Don't recall ever seeing Microsoft mentioned back then. The other software I'd often deploy with these machines (with their 3270 emulation cards; 50 points if you know what that is) was things like Lotus 1-2-3, WordPerfect, dBase, occasionally Procomm Plus with a US Robotics modem, etc. MS (and Windows) did not really become a significant player until the early 1990s, when they finally came out with Windows 3.11, which was their first release that was more or less stable. It was after that you started seeing things like MS Word, Excel, and gradually the rest of the software packages that ultimately became Office.

Posted by: The Oort Cloud at April 20, 2014 10:23 AM (l1Nun)

190 Microsoft sucks hog balls.

Posted by: Harrison Bergeron at April 20, 2014 10:23 AM (eAJwE)

191 Boss my dad and I built our first computer in 1976 and I've been in the business since about 83. I've forgotten more about old computers than most folks will ever know.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:23 AM (JdEZJ)

192
164 Boss Moss

Hi, and yes lamb prices are high but not too bad really - after all we have lots of sheep!

Compared to your prices we pay more for most things - my son buys everything including undies from the US!

I haven't really looked at wages/prices comparisons between our countries but I assume prices are oftenhigher here because we don't have such a big market - 22 million people v over 300 million in the US

Before online buying we were truly being ripped off though...

Posted by: aussie at April 20, 2014 10:23 AM (XURZb)

193 Microcomputers that is. I know very little about the big iron.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:25 AM (JdEZJ)

194 191 Just kind of blown away by what some lower level computer pros don't know. The IT guys know stuff. Some of the rest are dumbfounded by System Restores and Registry Keys. A lot of corporate types let the IT guys do everything. Eventually most of the rest don't keep up with things.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 10:28 AM (f2VuK)

195
185 mindful webworker

Goodness, we have absorbed enough from the US - so we're keeping our date system !!!

I mean we have all the same celeb stories like news on Kim Kardashian's backside size and Macca's on every corner and we even had your baseball teams here last month!

This Americanisation has got to stop!///

Posted by: aussie at April 20, 2014 10:30 AM (XURZb)

196 Had a customer who could not figure out how to turn
their Win 8 PC off so killed the power. Scrambled the OS and had to do a
fresh reload.



Win 8 really is horrible. There is no excuse for it. If people have
that much trouble figuring it out then there is something wrong.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:14 AM (JdEZJ)

Most people are unfamiliar with the process Microsoft uses for writing an operating system. I'll reveal it here.
First they have to hire enough people to scoop up 16 tons of dog poop off of peoples yards. This takes several years and the first - or core - material collected is decomposing pretty badly by the time the last material is added to the pile. Then they paint it all gold, and digitize it so that it can be put onto DVDs. This is how such master pieces as Windows 95, Windows Vista, and Windows 8.X were produced. It also explains why Microsoft OSs stink so badly.

Posted by: An Observation at April 20, 2014 10:30 AM (ylhEn)

197 Oort we sold the Compaqs too later. Sold Apple IIes and Cs about the same time along side of them. I taught classes on CPM, Wordstar, Visicalc, etc

PC-DOS killed the Kaypro. They stuck with CPM for too long.

Yes I installed many 3270 emulaion adapters at about $700 each. 50 points to you if you can tell me what CPM stand for.

Does anyone remember Electric Pencil?

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:32 AM (JdEZJ)

198 192 They mentioned that as well. Because we in the U.S. are basically the market where most stuff is going we get better prices. We also don't limit the amount of cheap crap China can send us the way they do in Europe. We have an expanding low wage gulag though. Many in it are over qualified for their jobs. We still have cheaper crap then most. The biggie was the Fast Food value meal prices in Australia.
My brother bought one of your expensive hats. Aikido or Akimbo or Chupa Capra or something.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 10:35 AM (f2VuK)

199 My first cell was a Radio Shack bag phone. Used the bag as an impromptu briefcase....

Posted by: backhoe at April 20, 2014 10:35 AM (ULH4o)

200 CPM?
Control process monitor?

Posted by: backhoe at April 20, 2014 10:36 AM (ULH4o)

201 A lot of corporate types let the IT guys do everything.

Making IT second only to HR in power within the corporate structure.

Posted by: Retread at April 20, 2014 10:37 AM (cHwk5)

202 I hate that when I show up and need to install some software and they tell me " We've got to let IT do that"

Then you have to wait an hour to 2 days for one of their "gurus" to get back with you.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:42 AM (JdEZJ)

203 Nope backhoe. You got one of the word right though.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:44 AM (JdEZJ)

204 Akubra is the hat. Not Chupa Kapra.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 10:45 AM (f2VuK)

205 #197

Yep, I've met the guy who wrote it. John Draper, also known as Captain Crunch for some of his other activities.

Gary Kildall was inconsistent on what CP/M stood for, so it becomes as much opinion as anything.

Posted by: Epobirs at April 20, 2014 10:47 AM (Icq+V)

206 Some of the other dump truck drivers used to call me Captain Crunch.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 10:49 AM (f2VuK)

207 CP/M - Control Program for Microprocessors is what I always understood it to stand for.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:50 AM (JdEZJ)

208 Happy Easter all.

Posted by: RWC at April 20, 2014 10:51 AM (QeH9j)

209
198 Boss Moss

Akubras are made from rabbit fur - the things last forever really

Posted by: aussie at April 20, 2014 10:51 AM (XURZb)

210 Crunch was a phreaker too.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:51 AM (JdEZJ)

211 I don't ever remember the shampoo in the eyes thing to take days to recover.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 10:53 AM (f2VuK)

212
Boss Moss

BTW we have a minimum wage here in OZ and have had for a long time

$16.37/hour currently (Just looked it up)

Posted by: aussie at April 20, 2014 10:54 AM (XURZb)

213 202 I hate that when I show up and need to install some software and they tell me " We've got to let IT do that"

Then you have to wait an hour to 2 days for one of their "gurus" to get back with you.
Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 10:42 AM (JdEZJ)

I have never worked with a competent IT team. Every time they 'fix' something they screw something else up.

Like wiping out half a year of files.

Posted by: RWC at April 20, 2014 10:56 AM (QeH9j)

214 209 I think he got the wrong color. I like the browner one. Can it maintain its shape also? That's what happened to my leather hat. The metal rim thingee got bent and the shape went to crap. I could see spending that much on some really nice boots, but maybe not a hat.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 10:58 AM (f2VuK)

215 Believe me RWC I've run into some doozies. I have to wonder sometimes how they got the job.

Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 11:00 AM (JdEZJ)

216 Off to the Lasagna Mine.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 11:02 AM (f2VuK)

217 Posted by: freaked at April 20, 2014 11:00 AM (JdEZJ)

I've taken to not calling them at all. Thankfully i have admin rights for some reason.

Posted by: RWC at April 20, 2014 11:02 AM (QeH9j)

218 212 That is a pretty high minimum wage.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 11:03 AM (f2VuK)

219 Speaking of computer nostalgia; the other day I was remembering that when my first digital design, an S-100 CPU board, was displayed at National Computer Conference - that the two demonstrators at the Microsoft booth were Bill Gates and Paul Allen, and the two people in the Apple booth were Wozniak and Jobs. Nobody had even thought of the idea of Booth Babes back then.

Posted by: An Observation at April 20, 2014 11:04 AM (ylhEn)

220 219 Dang.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 11:05 AM (f2VuK)

221
214 Boss Moss

Akubras keep their shape (the ones I've seen)

My farmer friend had his for years - it was worn and looked a bit battered but he loved it

Now he's a counsellor in the city....went bankrupt, changed into a ponytailed hippie and wouldn't be seen dead in an Akubra!

Posted by: aussie at April 20, 2014 11:05 AM (XURZb)

222 219 Even low rent porn stars don't man their own booths at conventions any more.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 11:06 AM (f2VuK)

223
218 Boss Moss
Casual rates are around $20 /hour minimum

Much higher than in the US but I don't think you have an arbitrated minimum wage?

Posted by: aussie at April 20, 2014 11:07 AM (XURZb)

224 223 There is one but it's very low. Casual Rates? Does that mean for temps and day laborers?

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 11:08 AM (f2VuK)

225 I would invite these law students to take a hike to another institution:

http://tinyurl.com/m2tfo6x

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 20, 2014 11:08 AM (l3vZN)

226 They only raise the minimum wage here because union contracts express wages in multiples of the minimum wage. The French Fry guy gets another $1 an hour raise and the trade unionists get another $4 or $5 per hour.

Posted by: Boss Moss at April 20, 2014 11:11 AM (f2VuK)

227 212 That is a pretty high minimum wage. >>

Which is why Australia seems to be leading in the push for AG robots.

http://tinyurl.com/khboh27

But it is coming to the US soon also.

http://tinyurl.com/l56drpy

Posted by: The Hickster at April 20, 2014 11:12 AM (BJpOW)

228 Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 20, 2014 11:08 AM (l3vZN

Without clicking I am going to guess it's 7 crybabies at W&L.

Going to be fun when we change things when just one person is offended.

Posted by: RWC at April 20, 2014 11:13 AM (QeH9j)

229
224 Boss Moss

Yes temp workers get casual rates

Because they don't have leave entitlements or superannuation paid this is made up in the casual rate

Posted by: aussie at April 20, 2014 11:14 AM (XURZb)

230 "Without clicking I am going to guess it's 7 crybabies at W&L."

Too bad Douglas Southall Freeman isn't around to kick their asses.


Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 20, 2014 11:15 AM (l3vZN)

231
Californication
Mad Men
GOT
Endeavour

Posted by: Maj. Beauregard Pug, Continental Army at April 20, 2014 11:16 AM (8c12T)

232
227 The Hickster

Can't open your link but Im assuming it's agricultural robots?

Funny but we saw a demo of this at the Royal Easter Show on Friday - it's also because young people are leaving the land and moving to the big smoke - where the jobs and money are - without the all day hard labour of running a farm


Posted by: aussie at April 20, 2014 11:20 AM (XURZb)

233 I was listening to the radio in the car and heard part of some sort of npr type program. A guy was arguing for the restoring of sand dunes on the beaches in SoCal. What he really wanted is beach restoration. This would mean taxpayers would foot the bill and not be allowed to access these areas because they are protected. It also helps the uber rich who are trying to stick the taxpayer with the bill to protect their Malibu homes from washing away. Many of the big Hwd name s have homes on Broad Beach which is eroding away. Pay for it yourselves, asshole!

Posted by: Maj. Beauregard Pug, Continental Army at April 20, 2014 11:22 AM (8c12T)

234 Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 20, 2014 11:15 AM (l3vZN)


Had to search that. Thanks for the tip.

Posted by: RWC at April 20, 2014 11:22 AM (QeH9j)

235 Can't open your link but Im assuming it's agricultural robots?>>

Yes, the link is about how industrial vision systems are allowing for automation in the agricultural industry.

Posted by: The Hickster at April 20, 2014 11:24 AM (BJpOW)

236
235 The Hickster

We were amazed when we saw the demo

As city people who don't have a lot to do with the country - other than driving through or flying over we were most impressed by the innovations

Anything to make life on a far more attractive...

Posted by: aussie at April 20, 2014 11:35 AM (XURZb)

237 I read that Depp's latest movie bombed. Took in under 5 mil and cost 150 mil to make. They say he is box office poison now which I find it hard to believe. They also say he does not do rom coms which is a big money maker for actors. Personally, I hate rom coms. I walk past a Redbox and I see nothing but rom coms and want to puke. Also the buddy heist cop movies. Enough already. Get an original idea, Hwd. You're paid enough to come up with one once in a while.

Posted by: Maj. Beauregard Pug, Continental Army at April 20, 2014 11:38 AM (8c12T)

238 We are finally getting some sun today and it is waring up. The high is supposed to be 65F, The normal for this day is 77F. So still have our Global Warming running 12F below normal.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2014 11:40 AM (T2V/1)

239 We're at 60 in the NC Piedmont, sunny with 16 MPH winds, gusting to over 20. Usually I bring Goldwind in if the wind hits 15, but he's been cooped up because of rain for days, and the pasture is as lush and green as it'll be all year. He can tolerate a few rattling branches to enjoy the fresh air.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 20, 2014 11:46 AM (ZshNr)

240 The fucking weather reports change hourly here. They said we would get some rain later this week but now it's just going to be sunny.

Posted by: Maj. Beauregard Pug, Continental Army at April 20, 2014 11:46 AM (8c12T)

241 "They say he is box office poison now which I find it hard to believe."

Why? It isn't so hard to believe most people are tired of watching a 50 something year old guy wearing more makeup then Tammy Fay Baker.

Posted by: lowandslow at April 20, 2014 11:51 AM (IV4od)

242 Divergent didn't seem like a typical Depp movie and I think Hollywood is trying to kill it. Certainly the commercials I see for it don't at all match the description of the movie posted here. If it has a conservative theme which certainly does not come through in their ads they want it to fail so they can say that there are business reasons for why they only push leftist themes in movies.

Posted by: PaleRider at April 20, 2014 12:39 PM (5CusZ)

243 [Cleta] Mitchell a partner at Foley Lardner and the legal counsel for True the Vote in its case against the IRS for its targeting of conservative groups is pursuing Cummings over his conduct in the wider investigation.

[Cummings] announced within 30 days after the IRS scandal that Whoops, all this investigation is over, and we dont need to be doing anything more on that, and he has done everything he can do to thwart and obstruct this investigation, Mitchell said. And has just been adamant that the investigation needs to end, that this is just a witch hunt, that theres nothing there, that nobody did anything wrong.

Mitchell believes that Cummingss actions, including what he described as his investigation of True the Vote is outside of his jurisdiction and that it is a gross abuse of power to investigate private citizens.

Posted by: Frank Underwood at April 20, 2014 12:43 PM (e8kgV)

244 Happy Easter, darlings! In case no one has mentioned it, here are some bunnies celebrating the confluence of Easter and 4/20:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/chelseamarshall/extremely-stoned-bunnies


Posted by: Peaches at April 20, 2014 12:45 PM (8lmkt)

245 "Divergent didn't seem like a typical Depp movie"

What?

Posted by: lowandslow at April 20, 2014 12:46 PM (IV4od)

246 If Prince Preibus is willing to take suggestions for theme songs for the next Republican convention, I'd suggest this one, which I think is better called "Let It Burn"

http://bit.ly/1i2u5tO

Posted by: SMOD Public Relations Department at April 20, 2014 12:52 PM (F58x4)

247 Well I haven't seen Divergent, but it seems very different from Pirates etc. No? Not that it really matters. I don't go to theatres or rent movies, and while I agree with the sentiment of supporting good movies like Lone Survivor, etc I still don't end up going to the theatre or renting/streaming them.

Posted by: PaleRider at April 20, 2014 12:59 PM (5CusZ)

248 "Well I haven't seen Divergent, but it seems very different from Pirates etc. No?"

Ahh I see the problem, Depp isn't in Divergent, he's in some other movie that bombed.

Posted by: lowandslow at April 20, 2014 01:10 PM (IV4od)

249 241 "They say he is box office poison now which I find it hard to believe."

Why? It isn't so hard to believe most people are tired of watching a 50 something year old guy wearing more makeup then Tammy Fay Baker.
Posted by: lowandslow at April 20, 2014 11:51 AM (IV4od)


He's still a very good actor. If he is in crappy films, it's not necessarily the actor's fault. He just needs to find better material.

Posted by: Maj. Beauregard Pug, Continental Army at April 20, 2014 01:25 PM (8c12T)

250 248 "Well I haven't seen Divergent, but it seems very different from Pirates etc. No?"

Ahh I see the problem, Depp isn't in Divergent, he's in some other movie that bombed.
Posted by: lowandslow at April 20, 2014 01:10 PM (IV4od)

Transcendence

Posted by: RWC at April 20, 2014 01:41 PM (QeH9j)

251
I suggest Amber Heard call off the wedding until he starts making the big bucks, again.

Posted by: Maj. Beauregard Pug, Continental Army at April 20, 2014 02:00 PM (8c12T)

252 "I suggest Amber Heard call off the wedding until he starts making the big bucks, again."

So never? Let's face it, the movie going public just ain't into aging male stars like thirty/forty years ago. John Wayne would be delegated to small supporting bits and indies if he was in this era. Some studios think they can catch lightning in a bottle with guys like Depp (they're even trying it with Costner now) but it rarely works anymore. I'm actually surprised Downey draws in as much as he does but I think that has more to do with the comic book genre then him.

Posted by: lowandslow at April 20, 2014 02:12 PM (IV4od)

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