Just to be an objectionable Canuck in the biscuit crowd
I'll toss in a beavertail.
It covers all yer bikkies and more.
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I'm kinda wiped at the moment, but IIRC Buttonville is still VFR. They DO have ATC, just not a literal tower. Why I know is a rather long, weird, twisted story that involved getting very old cell phone tech to work (reliably) in a small plane while switching towers every 2 minutes or so.
HildyJ, I completely agree.
Lets start with the CSAM, that, most folks will get on board with because children.
Next, lets look for terrorist memes!! Yeah, terrorists, lots of folks will be okay with hunting terrorists.
Oh, right Drug Smugglers!!!! we can go get them too!! No one likes a drug smuggler.
How about those nutbars that wanna keep the oil barons wallowing in their money pools, Lets go get the anti-greens next!!!
(I suspect that someone else wrote it better a long time before me, but I'm quite sure even the anti-vaxx community will get it, cause, you know, they'll be on that list too)
Although it does tend to take a bit longer to get to the "sticky, bouncy, inaccurate" state. The little knobbies in the bowl that hold the ball in alignment get these neat furry caps. (nowadays mostly catfur) and the light panel can sometimes need cleaning. It is however much easier than the mechanical wheels on my original trackball which needed pulling the whole critter apart and the use of a toothpick and a can of compressed air, and quite a bit of meditation to prevent permanently disfiguring the wheel. The scroll wheel on my 20 (20+ ?) year old logitech trackball originally had the same issue. Last time I had to disassemble and clean that I (carefully) put box tape on either side of the wheel, and now I can clean it with compressed air without tearing it apart.
Anyone thought about those folks with huge collections of digitized music they've recovered from LP's, cassettes, CDs, DVDs that they've bought?
Anyone thought that those folks when using Audacity to do things to their collected music might be leaking lists of music?
RIAA execs on that corporate board perhaps?
Am I a paranoid nutcase? probably. Am I wrong? perhaps at this moment. Is this something I see coming? hellz yeah.
Why wait several months?
" In late January, Germany and the Netherlands said they had, via Emotet control servers seized in their jurisdictions, released a software update that quarantined Emotet infections on people's PCs, and directed connections from the malware to evidence-gathering systems"
I'm guessing that there was some evidence gathered that will be/was used to charge and or convict some folks for some crimes committed using their infected PCs. But that may just be because I'm slightly paranoid.
I'm gonna guess it will happen during the next run of Clinton V Trump presidential competition, where Ivanka will have to engage in turkish oil wrestling with Chelsea on OANN in order to determine which will serve as the next figurehead.
(and yes, even I gagged a bit writing that)
Its a damn shame that we've lost so much of the Goons and Monty Python. That cast would make a *spectacular* comedy movie, based in perhaps, lower Moronia in the late 1500's or so.
Presidential Medal of Freedom circa 2020 will like *never* be seen at auction as it will have a negative value.
I was lucky enough to both inherit my eldest cousin's set, and have a dad that had wanted stacks of it as a kid himself. I had four extra large kits of it, two of which came in flat wooden fold out cases. Fiddly it was, and awkward, but the crane I built with it could actually lift and move things without tipping over, or snapping off a part along the way. I strongly suspect it fed my engineering mentality later in my teen years. Along with the model and rc aircraft I built and flew.
"Back in March the WHO told us that masks were ineffective"
One has to note when making this statement that WHO included the phrase "because non professionals will usually play with the mask, increasing their risk of exposure"
You made this comment yourself, but chose to separate it from the WHO advise. I absolutely recall the WHO announcement.
"Danish study showing they don't do much"
Was based on an incredibly small, non professionally, non controlled study. Its crap science. THATS why its banned.
I might be a mask zealot, but having two relatives who have been part of the medical community for over 50 years I know that they DO INDEED help. No mask will be perfect in our current situation, but *anything* that prevents your fetid exhalations from splattering someone around you will help slow down the spread of this disease.
As to lockdowns, well, I think we're open to debate about how best to manage to reduce our social interactions when a substantial portion of the population (at least in my neck of the woods) can't seem to understand the idea that large pools of people indoors yelling, shouting and singing makes for uncontrolled outbreaks of the infection.
Personally I'm thinking handcuffs and radiators, but I'm a prick that way.
I'm sorry your world is being shattered with all the incidents of Mr. Donald demonstrating his utter inability to cope with this simple, basic flu like event that will simply dissapear in April. One point you've missed here is that quite simply, the cost cutting, efficiencies and minimalism that has pervaded accounting for the last ooooh, 60 years or so has removed the old world standard in which hospitals always had 25% more beds on hand than they required. Simply put, since we've not seen a disease quite so communicable since we've been /sarc poisoning /sarc our children with MMR and DPT vaccines, the accountants (sadly from your concern about $$ I have to assume you are one) have slaughtered our ability to properly accomodate YOUR BLOCK CAP REQUESTS!!!!
For the record, I joined RH on Oct 8 2018.
It was not good news that IBM had put out to buy them a few days later.
I'm still here, watching closely. I like what I see so far. I'm reasonably confident that I will not end up in something like GDF, which I had the misfortune to experience. (yes I spent time at 3600 Steeles after being outsourced there).
Just how thrilled JEH is these days. I mean, you KNOW he would be pounding a desk somewhere screaming BackDoors!!! NOW!!!
One has to keep in mind that the US was initially populated by folks with a peculiarly strict reglious bent. It seems that is still a long way from wearing off despite years and immigration. As to the hypocracy of that group of peculiarly bent folks, well, I'm sure there are entire history texts that cover the issue. You just won't find those texts anywhere near an american school.
Both with my current and previous employer.
Good VPN, Good ISP, and tuned WiFi. And I get to make decent coffee instead of the crap one gets in most offices.
BlueJeans has been fine for quite some time. My boss is in Italy, and most things in his neck of the woods are calm. My team is all over the planet, from NZ, Italy, France, Germany US, Canada and Czech Republic. We're all remotees.
Nice to see the sports industry finally getting their heads out of their butts. NBA, NHL suspended. Hullo football? Junos cancelled and dozens of conferences in Japan, China, Taiwan and several in Malaysia off the lists.
I get the social weeping about these things, but the idea is to *slow the spread* down so that we don't end up with hospitals all over the world having to decide who lives and who dies.
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