The Daily Broadside


Posted on 10/25/2021 5.00 AM

JCM 10/23/2021 4:49:55 PM

Posted by: JCM

Occasional Reader 10/25/2021 6:17:11 AM

Breakfast of Champions.

Good morning.

vxbush 10/25/2021 6:21:29 AM
New request up in the Frontier. 
Occasional Reader 10/25/2021 6:27:21 AM
Wow, so my work-Monday is sure ramping up into a shitshow pretty briskly. 
vxbush 10/25/2021 7:42:13 AM

In #3 Occasional Reader said: Wow, so my work-Monday is sure ramping up into a shitshow pretty briskly. 

Ugh. Sorry to hear that. 

Kosh's Shadow 10/25/2021 8:27:08 AM

So the guns in the Baldwin shooting were left on a cart outside the building where filming was going on, due to COVID restrictions. Thus, the armorer and assistant director did not directly communicate whether any guns were "hot".

Baldwin wasn't playing around, but demonstrating/rehearsing a move he was about to film, that involved shooting.

Anyway, now that it is seen that the armorer did not get to directly indicate what gun was hot due to COVID restrictions, the government will now declare this a death due to COVID.

lucius septimius 10/25/2021 8:40:13 AM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 1:

I thought that was donuts.

JCM 10/25/2021 8:59:50 AM

Reply to lucius septimius in 6:

That's desert!

JCM 10/25/2021 9:17:52 AM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 3:

Like this?

Container ship that lost 40 containers... now on fire.

buzzsawmonkey 10/25/2021 9:35:09 AM

Reply to JCM in 8:

Well, that's a new one...

buzzsawmonkey 10/25/2021 11:44:48 AM

Biden's HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, pushing vaccines, has said that everybody should get a prick.

Biden's Assistant HHS Secretary "Rachel" Levine has advocated that people get rid of their pricks.

Occasional Reader 10/25/2021 12:48:49 PM

In #8 JCM said: Container ship that lost 40 containers... now on fire.

On the plus side, those 40 containers are in no danger from the fire... 

Occasional Reader 10/25/2021 1:12:55 PM

Reply to JCM in 8:

Speaking of container ships; I re-watched at least a part of Captain Phillips last night.

I continue to be amazed and dismayed that the problem of Somali piracy wasn't resolved in about a week.  The Somali pirates are basically like a few foot soldiers trying to assault a castle; they're in flimsy skiffs that over no cover or concealment, bouncing around furiously in the wake of a massive ship.  In comparison, the ship's crew have high steel "walls" beneath them, and an abundance of steel cover and concealment around them.  One decent gunner with an M-60, and one decent spotter, it seems to me, could easily do the trick, without even having to place heavier weapons on those ships; hell, probably a good shooter with a scoped deer rifle could make the assault impossibly hazardous for the pirates.  (And that's without even looking at the other side of the coin, that is, reducing the pirate havens to smokng ruins.) 

buzzsawmonkey 10/25/2021 1:35:08 PM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 12:

Yes, of course---but that would have been an example of "disproportionate response" + "white privilege."

JCM 10/25/2021 2:02:47 PM

Reply to Occasional Reader in 12:


Mini-guns solve lots of problems.

But yeah, someone who is a decent shot would make a difference.

But mini-guns would do it faster.....

vxbush 10/25/2021 2:16:00 PM

FYI: MacOS 12, aka Monterey, dropped today. Mac users can choose to upgrade or shake in terror until they are force to update. And I'm half kidding, but I know how frustrating these updates can be. 

JCM 10/25/2021 2:44:13 PM

Reply to vxbush in 15:

Running Monterey beta for awhile. I have seen anything to obnoxious so far.

Kosh's Shadow 10/25/2021 2:58:49 PM

Reply to vxbush in 15:

I've actually found the transition to Windows 11 went smoothly. But that was on a new system without much installed.

Just got the system Dell sent to replace my broken one, so it is going to Win11 as well.

I did see minor glitches with Thunderbird, but got a quick reply on their forums. Turning off hardware acceleration fixed it. Might not have been a Win11 issue; could have been a problem with the specific display hardware.

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