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  1. Newtun

    Something Random

    Whoa, DD, you narrowly missed Cali falling into the ocean. Good move!
  2. Newtun

    Something Random

    Second mention I've seen about one aspect of the current SouthWest disaster, from the NY Times: Southwest, which is particularly vulnerable because of its point-to-point routing — Dallas to Denver, then Denver to Seattle, say. (The other major airlines take a hub-and-spoke approach, funneling...
  3. Newtun

    Mirrorless Cameras (MILC) and Lenses

    Don't go overboard on this idea. 😉 Is it one of those "mega-ships" with thousands of prisoners passengers? My bro-in-law had just Emailed this morning, with a NYTimes-article comment about the recent incident where a passenger fell off the boat: "When I imagine being trapped for 5 days...
  4. Newtun

    Something Random

    One of My Favorite Things about Jazz is taking a "show tune" and improvising the hell out of it. A few other examples: Coleman Hawkins ("The Hawk"): Body and Soul and Just A Gigolo. Bud Powell: Somebody Loves Me (here's Doris Day's version). Milt Jackson ("Bags"): Heart and Soul and Take...
  5. Newtun

    Something Random

    We've recently started getting P. O. D. pix in our order-confirmation Emails. They were legible "stills", though. But my wife recently got an Email from Amazon with a link to a "live" map showing the delivery van location "real-time". That's progress!
  6. Newtun

    Something Random

    Other than a bot, maybe one of our old members is pranking us. It almost seems like they're purposely using bad grammar and syntax, as well as obscene and vituperative language, just to be annoying.
  7. Newtun

    Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life, Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc.

    Parky, Parky, Parky, you are so fiercely furious at us for not taking your "false farce" words as Universal Law. You need to try to calm down and attempt to achieve some inner peace and acceptance. Perhaps you should try something like this:
  8. Newtun

    Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life, Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc.

    Mercutio, this one's for you from Willy: To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor...
  9. Newtun

    Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life, Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc.

    There must be a word for somebody who comes to an obviously small, highly technical internet forum, without displaying any knowledge or respect for the complex computer-related questions the web-site deals with, to espouse their own personal political/religious opinions, but refuses to accept...
  10. Newtun

    Here is Practical Explanation about Next Life, Purpose of Human Life, philosophical/religious facts, theories etc.

    Thank you so much, Parky, for sharing your enlightened view of the universe. We are so lucky that, in the thousands of years in human history, of various religions, nations, races, beliefs, tribes, etc., you have provided us with the One True Meaning of Life, and all of those other beliefs and...
  11. Newtun

    Video Cards

    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/10/nvidia-is-investigating-reports-of-melting-geforce-rtx-4090-power-connectors <Insert appropriate heat/power/connector humor here. 😉 >
  12. Newtun

    Mech keyboards

    At the other end of the spectrum, decades ago, I got an IBM KB-3923. I liked it so much, I bought a second one as backup. It's still up in the attic. The old one continues going strong, after a few (±) spills, and a lot of fur and dust to vacuum up occasionally. ;) 😃
  13. Newtun

    Ryzen

    Wow, that's a bit scary to me, since I've had my Ryzen 7 3700x BOINCing full-time, 24×7×8×2×100%, for almost 1½ years. It still seems to have 16 threads running OK, no errors reported. I'm not happy with the temps, though, occasionally getting to 85°-87°. I'm using the "stock" Wraith Prism...
  14. Newtun

    Something Random

    When I saw JTR's comment yesterday, I thought he meant the "cat" command in Linux. Now I see the cute Creamsicle® feline photos. ❤️ 🐱 (It reminds me of a pic I have of my cat looking at the touchpad I used to use, which I captioned "Where's the mouse?" 😉) I wonder why he could see the pix and...
  15. Newtun

    Windows 11

    Or you can use Ubuntu or another flavor of Linux.
  16. Newtun

    Need a Decent Phone

    Dear EzrolMic, get lost.
  17. Newtun

    Need a Decent Phone

    Your drug spam was reported, Zanrickdah of Papua New Guinea.
  18. Newtun

    Laptop time?

    At least back in May, Seagate had a disk-cloning program downloadable on their web site, and it wasn't restricted to their own drives.
  19. Newtun

    Admin Permissions Per App

    Reported - Russian edition of the Nigerian scam; сходятся you, too, Читать!
  20. Newtun

    Something Random

    So Amazon did accept responsibility (and replacement cost) for failing to "mark the package signature required"?
  21. Newtun

    Something Random

    I just watched The Third Man again after many years. To me, it's still brilliant in noir-and-white.
  22. Newtun

    WD My Book Live users wake up to find their data deleted

    Hackers exploited 0-day, not 2018 bug, to mass-wipe My Book Live devices - Ars Technica: Western Digital removed code that would have prevented the wiping of petabytes of data. . . . The vulnerability is remarkable because it made it trivial to wipe what is likely petabytes of user data. More...
  23. Newtun

    Seagate MACH 2

  24. Newtun

    Free Windows PC Disk-Cloning Software

    Last week, I got a Samsung SSD, to replace a hard drive on a PC that had gotten flaky. I tried to use Samsung's own software to clone the old drive to the new one. About a dozen times - it never finished. (Confirming the PC's flaky-ness.) So I Googled for (free) disk-cloning software. My...
  25. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    From Contractor that ruined 15M doses of J&J vaccine hiked price of another by 800%: FDA releases damning inspection report as lawmakers question ties to Trump admin. Things are not looking good for Emergent BioSolutions, the contract manufacturer that ruined 15 million doses of Johnson &...
  26. Newtun

    Ryzen

    OK, I backed off the fans' max setting to normal, but set my case fan speeds to modulate off the CPU temp. And I bought a big fan for the front of the case. I'd been using the "psensor" app to monitor the temps, but it just shows the current, min and max values, with a little graph that shows...
  27. Newtun

    Ryzen

    I tried to figure out how to use lm-sensors to detect the fan speeds, to no avail. (I admit that I'm just a ordinary Ubuntu user, not a Linux super-user.) I guess you get what you pay for; mobo manufacturers don't really support Linux, so it's up to the "community" to do so, and it's worth...
  28. Newtun

    Ryzen

    My home thermostat is set to 71° F = 21⅔°C. The "composite" temp that I believe is reporting from my graphics card is 44°C. (This is as reported by the Linux "lm-sensors" package, FWIW.)
  29. Newtun

    Ryzen

    Thanks, sedrosken. My temps are not that great, around 80°. OTOH, I'm running the World Community Grid, "all out", 24×7×16 threads×100%, helping research cancer and COVID. Despite not active overclocking, I think I'm getting a pretty good boost above the "base clock" of 3.6GHz, about 12-13%...
  30. Newtun

    Ryzen

    What kind of cooling do you have for your 3700X?
  31. Newtun

    Ryzen

    Congrats, sedrosken! I just got mine Thursday; I drove a couple of hours to the Micro Center store in Fairfax VA. Price was $279, "$50 off", with an additional $20 off for "bundling" it with a motherboard. (I'm wimping out, keeping it at default clocking for now, on the included cooler.)
  32. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    Duke University says it has issued a quarantine order for all of its undergraduates. "Blue Devils" indeed. But they've got to fight for their right to partay!
  33. Newtun

    Something Random

    Speaking of random, I hope any of y'all in Texas are surviving OK.
  34. Newtun

    Empire in Decline

    Here are a couple of articles that actually gave me some hope that The Donald won't rise from the grave to terrorize us again: ‘A total failure’: The Proud Boys now mock Trump QAnon in crisis as day of reckoning fails to materialize I wasn't going to quote from those articles, but I...
  35. Newtun

    Empire in Decline

    I doubt that Donald Trump will ever recant his delusion that he won the election "by a landslide". He will continue to endlessly assert that the election was "stolen", despite the many recounts, futile right-wing partisan "investigations", and baseless/evidence-less lawsuits that were laughed...
  36. Newtun

    Empire in Decline

    Since Trump's defeat, he has a new cash flow source - "Stop the Steal" fundraising. Just get his loyal supporters to send him their hard-earned money. Some of it may actually go to prop up his own attempts to steal the election, which have been numerous, bereft of hard evidence, and futile...
  37. Newtun

    Mirrorless Cameras (MILC) and Lenses

    We're glad you're an ongoing thing, too!
  38. Newtun

    Empire in Decline

    I guess Putin and Kim Jong-un have been much better about "contributing" to the Trump "re-election (rig/steal/cheat) campaign than China.
  39. Newtun

    Empire in Decline

    That's Newt, working hard, like so many repugnican officials, to steal/rig/cheat the 2020 Presidential election - "the will of the people". The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (Cisa), which is part of the Department of Homeland Security, on Nov 13: said the 2020 White House...
  40. Newtun

    Empire in Decline

    "The Big Lie", just like
  41. Newtun

    Coronavirus

    Today: https://www.businessinsider.com/trump-skipped-g20-coronavirus-meeting-to-play-golf-2020-11 But he has had plenty of time this month to spew his lies, lawsuits, obstructionism, and venom about his losing the election. He's the one that's trying to rig/cheat/steal the election, without any...
  42. Newtun

    Empire in Decline

    But nobody has mentioned yet yesterday's big news about Rude-y: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/19/style/rudy-giuliani-hair.html https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/20/arts/television/late-night-rudy-giuliani-hair-dye.html “Rudy dyed his hair, but his head is challenging the results.” —...
  43. Newtun

    Empire in Decline

    That's a possibility, but I believe it is more likely that they would follow him blindly whatever he says or does. They subscribe to the snake oil, and all of his thousands of lies - little, big, or middle-sized. They're the Exalted Knights of the KKK, Making America White Again! They actually...
  44. Newtun

    Empire in Decline

    Fake News, FB! From https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/11/report-white-house-pressuring-cisa-to-stop-debunking-election-nonsense: While the page was vague on what rumor it was debunking here, Krebs was far more explicit on his personal Twitter account. Krebs denounced an unproven rumor...
  45. Newtun

    Empire in Decline

    Here's a mood on a street in the U.S.. A few quotes: An Arkansas police chief has resigned after he posted messages on a right-wing social media site that appeared to urge people to assault "Marxist" Democrats over the presidential election, the mayor said. "When this over and Trump is...
  46. Newtun

    Empire in Decline

    I recently received a reference to the book Commander in Cheat, by sportswriter Rick Reilly. I don't want to read the whole thing, but this review detailed some hilarious incidents. Review title/subtitle: How golf explains Trump. Seriously. “This guy cheats like a mafia accountant.”
  47. Newtun

    Empire in Decline

    But the repugnicans have packed the Supreme Court with lifetime appointments of right-wingnuts. Some of them may have a little actual jurisprudence experience. But from major news sources' projections in just the past few minutes, it appears that Trump is headed for his worse nightmare: He's...
  48. Newtun

    Something Random

    Masked Bandits' Bank Break-in
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