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    Vulch @ 1571: There seems to be some form of window involved, probably releasing blocks of appointments sometime during the day or week rather than showing everything for the forseeable. Minor annoyance, when you click their "Print this page" it...
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    Tim H. @ 1562: Someone has declared March 4th to be Weird Pride Day, considering that humans manage to be simultaneously absurd and remarkable, they have a point: https://neuroclastic.com/2021/03/01/march-4th-is-weird-pride-day/ I expect it to not be observed by all who qualify....
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    Damian @ 1547: Sure. Can you see this? https://youtu.be/_-RCuyl0X90 One of these days we'll need to fill in some of those old rabbit holes you know. Well, if we're gonna' be swapping YouTube links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kt-tLuszKBA...
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    Here's something interesting I ran across - "Deep Fake" technology applied to old family photos. Shove granny off the cliff into the uncanny valley. https://petapixel.com/2021/03/01/deep-nostalgia-brings-people-in-old-photos-back-to-life-with-movement/ Also has many of the same problems as facial recognition software - doesn't work as...
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    quoll @ 1512: I am usually a lurker, but I want to ask for the thoughts of the blog members about possible Google censorship. There is a political scandal at present about an alleged rapist in a senior position in...
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    Keithmasterson @ 1440: That movie inspired the Fallout series of video games, replete with vault settlements and glowing radioactive zombies. Which movie? Several have been mentioned lately....
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    MaddyE @ 1423: Astra Zeneca for me too as of 4 hours ago. They had me sitting in the waiting room for 15 minutes after the shot because of a history of anaphylactic reactions, my shoulder was a bit stiff,...
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    David L @ 1422: Every now and again I spot some odd old movie coming up on TV and record it. 10 or so years ago I spotted one from the 30s about a rich industrialist building a tunnel under...
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    SFReader @ 1401: Re: ' ... and you're the same age, consider that they may have medical conditions you're not aware' Good point to remind folks of this esp. given the media coverage followed by huge public backlash re: moneyed...
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    Moz @ 1395: That's ok, a survivalist will be happy to kill you and loot your sewing machine. Like those "survivalists" down in Texas who couldn't even find a can opener when the power went off....
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    Elderly Cynic @ 1394: That's offensive! I am not, repeat NOT, a survivalist - and I use a hand-cranked one regularly :-) Yes, I have used a treadle one, too, but they take up more space. How does that work?...
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    New Server Update - Y'all probably don't care, but I'm excited. In 2 hrs & 10 minutes the last bit of EVERYTHING from the Toaster NAS will be finished copying over to the Big NAS. WooHoo! Next up - uploading...
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    David L @ 1379: Moderna first shot 2 weeks ago. Next one in 2 weeks. I got the second Pfizer shot two weeks ago. According to what they told me then, I should have developed "full immunity" by now. I'll...
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    Moz @ 1363: Aren't those kind of power strips a fairly recent development? They were common in ~1990, because relatively recently my 1990 one stopped working. Before 1980 I can't vouch for, because I have no recollection of power setups...
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    Bill Arnold @ 1361: I've long been using three of these, with four high brightness CFL bulbs, in a work area. (Will replace with LED bulbs when the CFLs fail.)660-Watt Keyless Twin-Socket Lamp Holder AdapterI have not tried going 8-way...
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    JHomes @ 1354: "How you gonna attach a grounding plug to that?" Use the first kind of cheater plug, with the lug cut off if needed. The sort of people who would do that sort of thing would do that,...
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    Niala @ 1349: JBS @ 1343: "The safety deposit box is looking more and more like the ONLY solution that will work, and I'll just have to adapt to the Credit Union's operating hours." Have you got in your area...
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    Scott Sanford @ 1347: PS: What I do remember is the story sort of starts out in a "Post WWII" Australia that is home to the remnants of the U.S. Navy & whatever British forces were able escape the Nazi...
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    Scott Sanford @ 1347: The global geas (it manifests as "skepticism" :-) making people believe that “EVERYBODY KNOWS reality glitches don’t exist” helps. :-) You know The Lathe of Heaven? It's sort of like that, but with much smaller reality...
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    Moz @ 1336: I assumed everyone would just buy a power strip like this and fit a round-prong plug to the lead. Aren't those kind of power strips a fairly recent development? I don't remember them from much before the...
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    Pigeon @ 1325: I wasn't referring to La Polynomielle's posting style (most of the time I quite like to read her posts), but to occasional glitches on a sub-sentence scale in the middle of otherwise quite ordinary posts by anyone....
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    ilya187 @ 1312: Serious question: Did unions exist during Marx's lifetime? And if they did, did he pay any attention to them? Karl Marx lived 5 May 1818 – 14 March 1883. In the U.K. "Trade unions were legalised in...
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    whitroth @ 1296: Having just spent five days in the hospital, I was just this morning mentioning to Ellen how I thought that was a Good Idea, where they scan the ID, then the drug. If that's an ingrained habit,...
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    whitroth @ 1293: 1. That got lost in the thread.2. No. NO. NO! DO NOT USE FTP, unless it's over ssh. I STRONGLY recommend rsync, and at the very least, if you install cygwin under Windows, you can include that...
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    David L @ 1288: What part of OFFSITE BACKUP and access by FTP did you not understand? And you want it local. I like to do business with someone local when I can. I know that's not always possible. Local...
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    Moz @ 1264: There is at least one "communal backup" system where everyone basically torrented encrypted chunks of everyone else's backups, but the search space is so polluted now that I can't see any sign of it. You could get...
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    Troutwaxer @ 1263: I used to repair the things, and there was an order in which the parts are removed in order to see what's gumming up the works. BTDT-GTTS. I don't have a test bench set up, so I...
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    Mr. Tim @ 1258: You probably already know this: The "Big River" S3 Glacier storage option costs $0.99 per TB per month. You just have to wait up to 12 hours if you need to access it. First I've heard...
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    whitroth @ 1251: 10TB is all you need? Hell, get an external drive bay and a 10TB drive - no, two of them. Search on 10TB drive, and go to shopping, and there's external drive enclosures with that. I see...
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    Niala @ 1242: LAvery @ 1239: "None of the characters in Atlas Shrugged (the book -- I have not seen the movies) at all resembles my conception of an orc." Do you think that the heroes and heroines of "The...
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