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chessert

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Retired US Army musician and techno geek. Plays with antique toy trains.

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chessert, to swimming
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I've achieved the level of baldness/receding hairline, where I have two options to avoid burning my pate: wear a hat; or slather on sunblock. 🙄

I need to remember this if I spend a day swimming! 🏊‍♂️

chessert,
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@SuitedUpDev
Uh, no. Nope! 🤣

chessert,
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@SuitedUpDev
Once I turned 60, and especially after I no longer had a job to go to, I ceased caring what anyone else thinks about my appearance. I mean that in a healthy way. I think that's true for most men my age, unless you're a narcissist. 🤷‍♂️

StillIRise1963, to random
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"Judge Howell, Politico reports, 'noted that [a] Trump adviser connected to his Save America PAC had acknowledged scanning the contents of the box that contained the classified materials in 2021 and storing them on a personal laptop provided by the PAC.’ “

https://www.rawstory.com/trump-adviser-scanned-and-saved-contents-of-box-that-had-classified-docs-report/

chessert,
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@StillIRise1963
Jesus! Why are these people not already in prison?

chessert,
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@StillIRise1963
I know. And redundant, but we have laws about this that have been recently and instantly applied to other people (I’m ex-Army, and held a secret clearance). 🙄

qlp, to random
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Can I just say that the Sun Gallant Demi font just hits all of the right nostalgia spots?

Because, oof... I think I'm in love again.

chessert,
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@qlp
Is that the terminal font you're using here?

emarktaylor, to MLB
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@baseball @baseball

Via Baseball Images that Precede Unfortunate Events @UnfortunateMLB
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chessert,
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qlp, to microsoft
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What could possibly go wrong?

"To make it work, Recall records everything users do on their PC, including activities in apps, communications in live meetings, and websites visited for research. Despite encryption and local storage, the new feature raises privacy concerns for certain Windows users."

Ars Technica: New Windows AI feature records everything you’ve done on your PC

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/05/microsofts-new-recall-feature-will-record-everything-you-do-on-your-pc/

#Microsoft #Windows #Copilot

chessert,
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@qlp
Yeah. Hard NOPE! I have a single instance of Windows 10 running in a virtual machine. The ONLY reason I have it is to use the toy train track planning app (0 gauge) I purchased 15 years ago. That's it.

SuitedUpDev, to random
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I am currently, de-compiling MIPS binaries for Linux.

Because apparently my life isn't horrible enough. 😩

chessert,
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@SuitedUpDev
Ooog! Is this punishment for some misdeed? 🤣

chessert,
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@SuitedUpDev Excellent variable names! “Security through obscurity” is my motto!

chessert, to random
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Dang!
Barry Butler Photography

augieray, to random
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“The depth of his dishonesty is just astounding to me. …He is the most flawed person I have ever met in my life.”

Trump's former Chief of Staff, Gen. John Kelly, on Donald Trump

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/2024/05/14/a-republican-warning-of-national-political-suicide-editorial/

chessert,
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@augieray
And yet there you were, working for him, and representing him. STFU. 🙄

chessert, to Trains
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What a beautifully restored locomotive! BTW, the Reading & Northern line runs through Tunkhannock, PA... which is where I shop for groceries. 😀

https://youtu.be/UMT9KJvhhdE

RickiTarr, to random
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Where do you live and how do you feel about it?

Obviously, don't tell me exactly where you live, no actual addresses please! You can be as vague as you like.

I live in Central Missouri in the U.S.

Pros:

This is an absolutely beautiful place, green rolling hills, lots of rivers, lakes, ponds, and natural springs, cool caves to explore.

Lots of farming here, so great access to quality fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, and dairy.

It's relatively inexpensive to live here compared with other states, because it's a "flyover".

I'm close enough to three major cities, that it's an easy day trip, and I'm about halfway to anywhere in the U.S.

We have one of the best Conservation departments in the U.S. and this is one of the few things that is a bipartisan issue. Lots of awesome nature programs that are free or cheap, state parks, conservation areas, bird watching, hunting, boating, foraging available to everyone.

Cons:

Yeah, it's a big one, it is a RED STATE, while a lot of the cities are blue, there is a large rural population, that votes red. Abortion is not legal here. People often vote against their own self interest.

While I'm not against responsible gun ownership, lots of people aren't responsible, and people have access to guns that definitely should not.

We have very few employee protections here, while the cost of living is relatively low compared with other places, it's taken years to get to a $12 minimum wage, and it's still not enough.

chessert,
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@RickiTarr
This is the best thread, ever! 😀

I live in Northeastern Pennsylvania, USA.

Pros:
Stupendous natural beauty: mountains, lakes, rivers, forests
Plenty of parks
Lots of local family farms (they don't stink!)
Year 'round outdoor activities: hiking, fishing, swimming, skiing, boating, canoeing, hunting
Moderate climate (4 distinct seasons)

Cons:
Fracking industry (natural gas)
Very very Red, politically (locally)
Extremely limited ethnic food availability (unless you count Italian 🤣)

QasimRashid, to random
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Horrific. Police in Florida kill Roger Fortson, a U.S. Airman and 23-year-old Black man in his own home. The unidentified officer is on unpaid administrative leave and has not been charged with any crimes yet.

Subscribe for more commentary: https://substack.com/@qasimrashid

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chessert,
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@QasimRashid
This 💩 absolutely has to stop! ⛔

Once again, I almost commented on/tooted this story when it first came out, and held off because the story I read had VERY few facts.

Turns out my instincts were dead-on correct, again! My own resolution is to be much more vocal about these atrocities going forward: I regret my earlier hesitation. The pattern is too well established! 😢

chessert, to random
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Seems legit?

RickiTarr, to random
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Halp!!! I got deodorant in my mouth!

chessert,
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@RickiTarr
I’m of the generation that got our mouths washed out with soap for certain offenses. 1 star, do not recommend.

mastodonmigration, to random
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For those losing their heads over today's actions by Judge Cannon, take a deep breath. This was always going to happen. The writing has been on the wall since Judge Cannon was drawn for the case. Getting all worked up about it is only going to make you crazy and desperate. The way we will rid ourselves of this menace is at the polls in November.

For a sober discussion on this topic this exchange today between @Teri_Kanefield and @JonChevreau is highly recommended:

https://mstdn.ca/@JonChevreau/112401937598899929

chessert,
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@mastodonmigration @mkandle @Teri_Kanefield @JonChevreau
This. 👆

Nonilex, to Florida
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chessert,
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@Nonilex
There's too many issues, because she (Judge Cannon) created every one of them.

Can DOJ appeal any of this nonsense?

paninid, to books
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Nobody else read Johnny Got His Gun in middle school?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Got_His_Gun

@bookstodon

chessert,
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@paninid @bookstodon

No, but I certainly heard "Janie's Got a Gun" by Aerosmith in the 1990s!

emarktaylor, to Hockey
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🏒 :NHL: :StanleyCup: @hnom @hockey :HNOM:

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Best meme I’ve seen yet lol and ever and ever and ever !

chessert,
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@emarktaylor @hnom @hockey
🤣 "Learn to live with disappointment." 🤣

SuitedUpDev, to random
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The phone is back! Now I'm back on my regular schedule of shit posting with my phone 😈

chessert,
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@SuitedUpDev
Excellent! This is this the shit posting I’m here for! 🤣

auschwitzmuseum, to random
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4 May 1933 | A Hungarian Jewish girl, Zsuzsika Schiffer, was born in Hatvan.

In June 1944 she was deported to and murdered in Auschwitz.

chessert,
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@auschwitzmuseum
All of these images of murdered young people just make me desperately sad.

And it's far more depressing to know more are being murdered in our own lifetimes. Literally: WTF???

chessert,
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@Wen @auschwitzmuseum
You’ll pardon me, but they’re exactly the same reasons. It makes just as much “sense” today.

SuitedUpDev, to kpop
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Nobody on this bus knows I am listening to Waggy 🐶 :3

chessert, (edited )
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@SuitedUpDev
Quelle surprise! 🤣 🐶

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