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Only pedophiles defend pedophiles. And I fucking HATE pedophiles.

Woody Allen is still a pedophile who raped one of his own young step-daughters and married another.

People who defend that shit are SICK.

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Appeals court halts case while it considers whether to remove Fani Willis, the Fulton county district attorney

Trump’s Georgia election interference case paused as court considers disqualifying lead prosecutor

To quote the related NYT article, "The order means the prosecution of Donald J. Trump in Georgia is effectively frozen, at least through the presidential election."

‘He erased the entire project’ … the book Stanley Kubrick didn’t want anyone to read to be published
  • I don't have to make anything up, and I note that you did not post a single word of what Mia Farrow or Ronan Farrow had to say about it either.

    Posting one side of a very heated and ongoing family squabble does not an adequate rebuttal make.

    EDITED TO ADD that I have deleted my original comment because I will not knowingly give pedophile apologists a springboard to launch their twisted defense of him.

  • ‘He erased the entire project’ … the book Stanley Kubrick didn’t want anyone to read to be published
  • Polanski raped a child.

    Multiple children. A number of other now adult women have later accused Polanski of raping them when they were teenagers. Right now he's back in legal trouble right now for another, earlier victim that has now come forward. Not sure what it will accomplish as it's a civil trial, he doesn't have to come back for it, but at least this accuser will get her day in court, and if she wins she can garnish/levy any US assets he may hold or generate.

    And Woody Allen . . . DELETED because I will not give pedophile apologists a springboard for defense of his sick shit.

    EDITED TO ADD: The asshole who defended him on this thread just downvoted like thirty of my posts in the last hour, apparently thinking downvotes are private in his vast personal command of technology. Seriously. I just attached screenshots. This is hilarious! I want you to know I will go to bed tonight laughing because I pissed off a pedophile apologist enough for him to hunt me down and girly bitchslap as many of my comments with downvotes as he could reach, lol. Go git the rest of 'em, lil buddy. There's only like 1200+ more to go, and I know you've been working up that hand strength, so give it a shot. Wear yourself out, seriously. And then follow me like a sad puppy for the rest of your online days because hiding in the shadows is what the people you defend love the most.

    SECOND EDIT to add Imgur link:

  • mv Windows Linux
  • I have Foxit installed and can usually use that, but am forced to have Adobe Reader installed for other reasons.

    Adobe Reader will now never be updated on my machine. It's a small price to pay. And Foxit is great for most pdf tasks.

  • mv Windows Linux
  • There was a point not so long ago where Adobe Collaboration Sync got so bad on my Windows 10 box it wouldn't let me close any pdfs that were open. "File in use" error, even if all Adobe programs were closed except for that pdf. I'd have to go into Task Manager and manually kill it. Between that and Adobe Updater I couldn't get rid of it by any known means, and it was choking the shit out of my machine.

    I'm transitioning to Linux but not there yet, still need the Windows box for now, so I had to do something. But I'm old school, so it was a DOS batch file to the rescue. I call it "kiladobe.bat":

    taskkill /f /im armsvc.exe       
    del "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\armsvc.exe"      
    taskkill /f /im AdobeCollabSync.exe     
    del "C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat DC\Acrobat\AdobeCollabSync.exe"      

    It's now a scheduled task in taskschd.msc. I put kiladobe.bat in the main Adobe program folder (heh) and run that task as administrator at startup and every four hours or so, give or take an hour.

    No more problems.

    Now, all that remains is that every so often I see the command window flash up for a split second because this batch file is killing Adobe shit, and it just makes me smile. (I could probably make it stop flashing up the CLI, but I genuinely enjoy the reminder of how I'm fucking Adobe's virus-like install and lock endeavors up the ass.)

    EDITED TO ADD a simple "@echo off" by itself as the first line would probably turn off any appearance of the CLI, if anyone wants to use this text for their own batch file. If that didn't work I'd probably throw a space and a ">nul" at the end of each line to grab the output and throw it into neverneverland.

  • New York Times gift articles ChunkMcHorkle

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    OpenAI leaders warned of abusive behavior before Sam Altman’s ouster

    The senior employees described Altman as psychologically abusive, creating chaos at the artificial-intelligence start-up — complaints that were a major factor in the board’s abrupt decision to fire the CEO

    Gift link to article:

    9 Sam Altman fired as CEO of OpenAI

    Mira Murati will be the interim CEO.

    Sam Altman fired as CEO of OpenAI

    Sam Altman has been fired as CEO of OpenAI, the company announced on Friday.

    “Mr. Altman’s departure follows a deliberative review process by the board, which concluded that he was not consistently candid in his communications with the board, hindering its ability to exercise its responsibilities,” the company said in its blog post.

    EDITED TO ADD direct link to OpenAI board announcement:


    Linux support for wifi in LiveUSB trials with onboard wifi chip and/or additional USB wifi dongle

    EDITED November 28, 2023 to add:

    I resolved it, but only by purchasing a "known good" driver-in-kernel wifi adapter from the list at:

    The one I got was the "ALFA Network AWUS036ACM Long-Range Wide-Coverage Dual-Band AC1200 USB Wireless Wi-Fi Adapter w/High-Sensitivity External Antenna - Windows, MacOS & Kali Linux Supported" off Amazon (non-affiliate link) which was one of the few available as many of the chipsets included in the kernel are older and no longer for sale. But this one ticked all the boxes, came in at under $50, and when I plugged it into my Zorin box after booting it was recognized immediately and connected without a hitch.

    So now it's in a box and on its way to BIL, who can now use it to test distros. Win/win. To all who responded, thanks for all your help!


    First, my sincere apologies if this is a stupid noob question. I have a lot of tech experience but virtually none with Linux, so keep that in mind: I really have zero idea what to expect as I go along.

    So I've been trying out multiple distros on my old mid-2010 MacBook, and have not had any problems at all: they have all seen my Broadcom wifi chip out of the box and just worked without a hitch.

    On the other hand, my BIL (who heard about what I was up to and is now also trying out various distros via LiveUSB sticks I send him) has a MacBook Pro one year older, and NONE of the distros he's tried even see the onboard wifi. No wifi icon, no wifi in settings, it's like wifi doesn't exist. Ethernet shows up just fine, though.

    When I looked into it further and had him do a specific lspci query to find out exactly what chipset he has, turns out he has a known problem: his particular MacBook Pro uses a Broadcom BMC4322 (432b) chip, which has only limited support under Linux via "wl" and maybe a "brcmsmac" driver written for legacy Broadcom wifi chips.

    That's fine once he installs Linux, if he does, but right now he's just doing LiveUSB trials. We don't want to change anything on his existing hardware or HDD.

    Okay, so maybe I can add some driver files to the LiveUSB or something? . . . nope. Not a good idea, because the other part of the whole fix is installing firmware, which has to be in place before the drivers will work -- but this chip is also still being used by the onboard Mac OS.

    Needless to say, we can't do anything that might break his current Mac install. So anything involving firmware is not a good plan. Not only that, but I'd be doing separate drivers for every distro he wants to try.

    Also, the house router is in a really inconvenient place, and without going into details, physically wiring him up via Ethernet isn't an option. If he wants networking, it has to be wifi.

    So then I thought that since USB wifi dongles are cheap, we could just get him one, which would allow me to personally test it out and do whatever needs to be done on the driver side before he ever even sees it.

    There's a little Netgear one that's under $40 that I have my eye on; it has to be physically tiny so he can still use the only other USB port tight up against it for the LiveUSB stick, and this fits the bill. They're handy to have, so even if he never goes full Linux we'd just keep it as a backup for ourselves. Win/win.

    So here's my question for you good people. Keeping in mind he's still trying distros and has not even begun to settle on one, will a secondary USB wifi dongle allow him to test distros with wifi via LiveUSB sessions?

    Are most standard USB wifi dongles supported out of the box by mainstream Linux distros?

    Does anyone else have any suggestions on how to get wifi going via LiveUSB just long enough for him to try individual distros?

    Many thanks for any help you can give.


    Linux SSD TRIM support in 2023

    This might be a really stupid noob question, but I am looking to move to Linux from Windows/Mac, and am about to install an SSD into my very old test machine for Linux distros.

    You might have seen my recent post asking for recommends: it has the hardware specs of my test box, and I've updated it with the list of distros I intend to try.

    My test box still has a working HDD in it, so no action is required immediately.

    But my question is: once I decide on a distro and start moving machines over to Linux, what kind of manual care do I have to put in to maintain my SSD drives, if any?

    For each box with a SSD drive and Linux as the OS, do I need to do TRIM manually, do I need to turn it on for a "set and forget" type scenario, or are recent and regularly upgraded distros able to spot a SSD and do the necessary without my intervention?

    I guess what I'm really asking is: is SSD TRIM support pretty much standard now across distros, or is it something I need to investigate individually for each distro I install?

    I recognize I may just need to ask this again once I settle on a distro, but since I'm trying so many -- and may fully install more than one -- I thought I'd get a jump on it.


    EDITED TO ADD: Many thanks to all who took the time to answer. Now I know exactly what to read up on, and if necessary, look up how to do manually for whatever distro(s) I settle on. I -really- appreciate the help. Thank you!


    Looking for resource-light distro to run on 2010 Macbook

    Hi all, I'm dipping my toes into Linux again after almost 30 years, and I'm looking specifically for any distros that will run on a mid-2010 Macbook (Intel Penryn-3M Core 2 Duo with 4GB of RAM and a 1T HDD). Video is integrated Nvidia GeForce 320M.

    I've already tried Linux Mint 21.2 Cinnamon booting off USB (but not installing) and it runs well, even wifi and video, no hitches at all. And going forward I'd be fine with Mint from what I've seen so far.

    But before settling in on one distro, I'd like to try as many as will run on this ancient Macbook, because my endpoint is to eventually convert my much newer Windows machines to Linux, so I'm not just deciding for the Macbook. I am, however, limited to that as my test machine for the moment.

    I'm not at all new to tech, but consider me a noob to Linux, esp Linux GUIs: last time I ran it in the early 90s it was text only. I don't even remember what flavor it was, lol. So yeah, I'm starting from scratch here but can pick it up quickly if I'm pointed in the right directions.

    Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!


    Many thanks to everyone who gave me their time and made suggestions. I was looking for myself as well, so now I have many distros to try, lol. I have checked the system requirements and install directions for each of the following, and here is the list I have so far of distros that will work on this old MacBook (not in any particular order):

    Will definitely try Linux Mint 21.2 OpenSUSE Leap 15.5 AntiX 23 Debian 12 "Bookworm" with Xfce Peppermint OS Linux Lite 6.4 MX Linux 23 (after RAM upgrade) Pop! OS 22.04 (after RAM upgrade)

    Might also try, but might not (various reasons): Zorin OS 16.3 Core and Lite Solus 4.4 "Harmony" with Budgie (after RAM upgrade) Fedora with Xfce

    Thanks again!