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Forum: Tales From the Crypt(o) 2022-06-23, 12:12
Replies: 297
Views: 113,584
Posted By tServo
DUCKDUCKGO's anti-Chrome TV commercial

Here in the new.S.of.A, Duckduckgo has been running a commercial on TV that skewers Chrome's lack of privacy
featuring a song by 80s rock group "The Police" that is quite nifty.
...
Forum: Lounge 2022-06-18, 00:54
Replies: 379
Views: 47,117
Posted By tServo
Watergate "burglars" break-in

On June 17, 1972 police arrested 5 "burglars" who had broken into the Democratic National Committee Headquarters in the Watergate building. Investigators were able to connect the cash found on the...
Forum: storm5510 2022-06-13, 13:56
Replies: 29
Views: 662
Posted By tServo
What infuriates me are interviews you see on...

What infuriates me are interviews you see on local AND national TV in which a reporter shoves a mic into someone's face at a gas station when they're refueling their gas guzzling beast vehicle and...
Forum: Lounge 2022-06-07, 13:21
Replies: 379
Views: 47,117
Posted By tServo
Access to contraceptives

57 years ago, the supreme court ruled 7-2 striking down a Connecticut law restricting access to contraceptives.

Do you think the anti-abortion people are going to just declare victory, pack up...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-31, 01:22
Replies: 972
Views: 92,975
Posted By tServo
In fact, the local yokels actually handcuffed one...

In fact, the local yokels actually handcuffed one of the parents who was ready to charge the school.
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-30, 23:12
Replies: 972
Views: 92,975
Posted By tServo
Another disgusting factoid I just learned today...

Another disgusting factoid I just learned today about Uvalde shooting,
The squad of police that FINALLY went in and terminated the shooter were federal officers.
Since they were federal, they...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-30, 12:34
Replies: 972
Views: 92,975
Posted By tServo
A thought not based on any testimony: Why did...

A thought not based on any testimony:
Why did the teacher prop the back door open?
I bet the teacher went outside to have a smoke then all hell broke loose.
I have worked in numerous places in...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-27, 00:46
Replies: 972
Views: 92,975
Posted By tServo
Part of the answer you are looking for, Chris, is...

Part of the answer you are looking for, Chris, is the the NRA and the gun lobby has lots more money than school kids do.
So they just bought themselves an entire political party.
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-26, 14:34
Replies: 972
Views: 92,975
Posted By tServo
WRT Uvalde, These are not verified yet: ...

WRT Uvalde,

These are not verified yet:

It seems that the gunman was confronted by several armed officers, including a "resource officer" inside the school, before he started shooting...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-25, 18:44
Replies: 972
Views: 92,975
Posted By tServo
During a press conference just moments ago. when...

During a press conference just moments ago. when Texas gov was wringing his hands and saying how awful it is and our thoughts and prayers blah blah blah, Beto O'Rourke interrupted the press...
Forum: Lounge 2022-05-24, 17:42
Replies: 379
Views: 47,117
Posted By tServo
IBM's Deep Blue beats Gary Kasparov

25 years ago, on May 11. 1997, a match of man vs machine started when IBM's Deep Blue beat GrandMaster and World Chess Champion Gary Kasparov. The match was actually quite close. Kasparov took the...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-19, 13:05
Replies: 107
Views: 13,640
Posted By tServo
I have also been recently reading and hearing...

I have also been recently reading and hearing about domesticated animal methane production. Most of the literature I saw was focused on dairy cows and beef cattle. Interestingly, for those animals,...
Forum: Factoring 2022-05-17, 23:19
Replies: 84
Views: 2,701
Posted By tServo
already done: Primecoin

There was something like this done a while ago that found Cunningham chains.
In fact, I think they found some big chains.
It never got enough interest to reach critical mass.

It seems pretty...
Forum: GPU Computing 2022-05-12, 13:31
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By tServo
Tesla boards usually require different Nvidia...

Tesla boards usually require different Nvidia video drivers than consumer boards.
This usually prevents any mixing boards within the same machine..

Heat and power issues could be a problem.
...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-05-03, 17:14
Replies: 386
Views: 18,307
Posted By tServo
These days take whatever humor ypu csn get.

I was listening to some military analysis yesterday and I heard this:

Prior to this year, Russia was reckoned to have the second best military, just behind the U.S.

Now, they are reckoned to...
Forum: Lounge 2022-05-02, 11:42
Replies: 4,467
Views: 422,254
Posted By tServo
1st human bird flu case reported

And only the second one ever. It doesn't look too bad, tho ( I hope ).
https://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/news/20220429/cdc-first-human-case-h5-bird-flu-us
Forum: Soap Box 2022-04-29, 23:12
Replies: 386
Views: 18,307
Posted By tServo
American fighting along sidee Ukrainians is killed

An American ex-Marine who volunteered to go fight for the freedom of Ukraine was killed a few days ago.
He was the first American to die fighting in combat there.
He leaves behind his wife and 7...
Forum: Lounge 2022-04-27, 16:15
Replies: 4,467
Views: 422,254
Posted By tServo
Big solar storms in 2025 ??

There seems to be a fair amount of chatter about 2025 being a solar storm peak that might have dire consequences for anything electronic. It's not the usual nut jobs spinning end-of-times baloney but...
Forum: Lounge 2022-04-27, 14:46
Replies: 379
Views: 47,117
Posted By tServo
41 years ago, Xerox introduced the Star/8010...

41 years ago, Xerox introduced the Star/8010 system.

It was based on the Xerox Alto, which was not sold but used internally and by a few universities.

It introduced many of the technologies...
Forum: Science & Technology 2022-04-25, 19:52
Replies: 3,003
Views: 314,373
Posted By tServo
Scientists at CERN restarted the Large Hadron...

Scientists at CERN restarted the Large Hadron Collider this last weekend after a 3 year
period of doing maintenance and adding upgrades.

https://www.space.com/large-hadron-collider-restarts-run-3
Forum: Lounge 2022-04-23, 19:13
Replies: 1,936
RIP
Views: 226,607
Posted By tServo
I'm very sad to hear of your loss.

I'm very sad to hear of your loss.
Forum: Lounge 2022-04-23, 16:00
Replies: 379
Views: 47,117
Posted By tServo
A little late but ... 50 years ago on...

A little late but ...

50 years ago on February 21, 1972, President Richard Nixon landed in the people's Republic of China aboard Air Force One. This dramatically changed the geopolitical map...
Forum: Lounge 2022-04-18, 16:02
Replies: 1,393
Views: 116,909
Posted By tServo
A U.S. private citizen has just purchased 46 F-18...

A U.S. private citizen has just purchased 46 F-18 Hornets from Australia!!!!!
His previous biggest purchase was 4 MIG-29 Fulcrums.
...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-04-17, 19:11
Replies: 386
Views: 18,307
Posted By tServo
Meanwhile, back on the economic front .... ...

Meanwhile, back on the economic front ....

We may see what good economic sanctions do ( or not ) in the coming few weeks.
Several sites I peruse and also some finance oriented TV news shows have...
Forum: Soap Box 2022-04-09, 12:32
Replies: 386
Views: 18,307
Posted By tServo
The Russians keep raising the bar on what it...

The Russians keep raising the bar on what it means to be a soulless, conscienceless war criminal.


While watching the news last evening ( thurs, apr 8 ) the lead story was about rockets fired at...
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