Teh Squeaky Wheel
Happy Caturday, GN!
“I bid six guineas for that fine pig!”
Some filth is tenacious.
Yep; just ask any Jooo-hater. 👿
Dayum…trying to stay reasonably informed about current events is freakin’ madness. Not to mention depressing as hell.
Jim tells me it currently costs $150 to fill up his F-150; we’re debating adding a visible “fuel surcharge” to our bids (as the crew gets a gas allowance). Between that, the rapidly increasing costs of materials and labor plus a shortage of skilled roofers (who are leaving CA), staying in business is getting to be a bumpy ride for JimCo.
OTOH, all of those factors affect our competitors, too.
That sounds pretty cheap, relatively; the last fighter jet I was interested in was the F-16. so they’re all the way up to 150 now? $150 sounds pretty reasonable for a full tank of jet fuel.
haha 150 to fill up a 150… that number confuses my joke and makes it less clear…..
Good morning, Fatwa -- yes, gas prices are outrageous here but not to worry as Newsom is giving every registered car owner $400 to help out. How that’s going to work I don’t know, but I’m sure it will be as fraud-free as unemployment benefits are.
I rarely agree with Democrats, but I’m more clearly aligned with Tulsi Gabbard over Ukraine than I am with any on the left and most on the right. Worth watching.
I slept from late Friday afternoon all the way until Saturday morning, so I guess the schedule is flipped around again.
I’m supposed to be helping out at church for some kind of show today, as well as performing in some way.
I guess I’ll be able to be awake for church on Sunday as well.
Then I’ll have to flip it all around again for work on Monday Night.
On a different note, they’re starting to pay more for Blood and Plasma, re a news story I read. AND, as I predicted:
… wait for it …
Unvaxed blood is going for a premium.
(which Harper also predicted, and about which I concurred)
I think I might be too old for plasma donation, Not sure.
But maybe I should look into it just for the heck of it.
I could take all my plasma / blood money and buy bitcoin, see how much I can rack up until I am too old to donate, providing I’m not too old yet, of course.
Happy Caturday, Gerbil Nation! Now with moar cavies!
Good morning, Fatwa, Sven, and dv8!
My city has a document shredding event going on today -- but only for two hours -- so I drove over to get there when it started. What a mess. There are two intersections that are impacted by the line of cars trying to get to the event, with people blocking the intersections as they turn right, left, and go straight. At least that’s done.
Sven -- I agree with Tulsi. Everyone wants to talk about tactics, but no one wants to talk strategy or what the end game looks like.
Fatwa -- that is a well hung chandelier. I wonder if they make it in capodimonte?
dv8 -- the last time I tried to give blood -- this was at a hospital -- the nurse told me to never attempt that again. My body just doesn’t like the idea of large diameter needles stuck in my veins.
Mrs. Paddy comes home this evening. I guess I should clean the kitchen.
Good morning, Dv8, and Paddy -- glad Mrs. Paddy is on her way home -- safe travels to her.
Good luck with your performance, Dv8.
Anybody with recommendations on SSD vs. disk drives? I’m looking again to buy a new PC, thinking Dell, as my Dell XPS is 5 years old now and running into issues. I use it for work more than anything else except audio and image storage and can’t really afford to be down for any length of time if it craps out.
SSD is interesting, but finding an affordable PC with like a 1TB SSD is cost prohibitive. SSD installed and and an external hard drive?
If the system you’re looking at has expansion slots, you can add a 1TB SSD for under $100.
New motherboard BIOSes have hardware RAID these days. Shoot for the best price per GB and buy 2 or 3 or 4. You can easily RAID them together in BIOS. You can even do RAID 5 with striping and parity if you have 3 or more drives.
I currently only have two in my big machine, so I have only striping, no parity bit.
But the point was that two was cheaper than one of double the size.
None of my computers came with SSDs but I have them in all the computers. I don’t use them alone, just as my boot drive, with one or more large HDD for storage. SSDs are faster, quieter, and cooler. I do not want a PC without one, but always add HDDs for storage. The HDDs don’t have to be fast, just big and quiet. One of my desktops using Win 10 has a 240 GB SSD and this is working OK, but for me a 500 GB SSD is the sweet spot, more than enough for the operating system and having plenty of room for anything else before it gets transferred to a HDD. None of my computers are new enough to have the SSD plug into the board, but all are plugged into the fastest SATA port I have. A 500 GB Sandisk SSD is reasonable in price and is fast and trouble free for me.
I expect I will need to buy a new computer in the future to have the hardware to run Win 11. If possible I will get one with a 500 GB SSD and a HDD. I will replace the SSD if it is too small and will replace the HDD with big ones. I like a 6TB and an 8 or 10 TB drive at least. My problem will be DVD drives. It seems the new machines have none or one of the thin ones like a laptop, and I like two full sized drives, but I use them a lot, so that might not be important for others.If I buy a PC without good DVD drives, I might transfer the works to another case and add them. As long as there are enough SATA ports it should work well.
If you are to have only one drive than I would want a bigger one than 500GB or even 1TB, but you could get extra storage with an external drive. I do use those but prefer them only for backups.