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For travel enthusiasts, CityWalks.live is engrossing

https://citywalks.live/index.html

Several cities are listed here, and you can "walk" them virtually by watching recorded videos done by people simply walking in the cities. The cities range from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Zurich, Switzerland. You can watch night videos as well as day ones, and ones done during the pandemic as well as ones done pre-pandemic. You can turn sound on or off. You can take "group walks" too.

Sorry, I do not know all the details on using the site. Enjoy !

Father of transgender daughter speaks from the heart to MO House hearing

https://twitter.com/briantylercohen/status/1371565799488425985

Apologies if this has already been posted, I did a search. This had me in tears, and I'm a cisgender straight white male who knows no transgender people.

On Monday, March 15th, those of us 60 years of age and older can get the vaccine in Florida

https://www.flgov.com/wp-content/uploads/orders/2021/EO_21-62.pdf

Section 1. Effective March 15, 2021 , Executive Order 20-315, as amended by Executive
Orders 21-46 and 21-47, is amended to include the following:

During this first phase of vaccine administration, all providers administering any COVID-19 vaccine shall only vaccinate the following populations:

• Long-term care facility residents and staff;

Persons 60 years of age and older;

• Health care personnel with direct patient contact;

• K-12 school employees 50 years of age and older;

• Sworn law enforcement officers 50 years of age and older; and

• Firefighters 50 years of age and older.


(bolding mine)

The text above is copied from the executive order from DeSantis.

Dollar General cashier has totally wonderful singing voice !

https://twitter.com/nuffsaidny/status/1369663885242855426

Embarassing problem: now it is more difficult to boot from USB

Here is the problem, fellow CHaS ladies and gents:

1- I routinely do beta testing for the Windows Insider program. That means being comfortable with installing new versions of their OS on a regular basis. If I have a problem with a beta, I just go back to the most recent stable version, no problems at all.

2- One day recently, I had some time on my hands, so I installed this version: Windows 10 Team PPIPro. Idle hands are the devil's workshop, and all that.

3- Before you scold me, yes, I should have researched this OS. It is CLEARLY not meant for an ordinary PC, such as mine.

4- I found out instantly that this OS was not usable. It took great effort to uninstall it.

5- Before I installed that OS, I was able to boot from USB very easily.

6- Now, for some strange reason, I have to resort to legacy mode and FAT32 to even have a chance of booting any ISO. The ONLY ISO that boots easily is an old version of Windows 10 (1507, from July 2015, which I have the DVD for and I made an ISO from it).

7- I have researched this pretty extensively, but I am still at a loss. I use Rufus to make my ISO's. Usually a Rufus-made ISO boots easily, even in GPT/UEFI/NTFS mode.

8- Yes, I can still boot from my DVD writer/drive and I can boot from an ISO mounted on my C: drive.

9- Is this a common problem ? My motherboard is this one: ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming 4 Wifi ax The motherboard is completely updated with all relevant drivers. I have flashed the BIOS multiple times, and it's on version 2.20 now.

I know I can just replace the motherboard, but that's an absolute last resort. Any suggestions, or just continue to use my workarounds ? Thanks everyone.

Your very embarrassed CHaS host,

Steve

x-post from Jewish Group: CPAC Anti-Semitism on full display: Young Pharaoh

https://twitter.com/ehananoki/status/1363920080766201861

This week's CPAC is featuring a speaker named Young Pharaoh. In the past year, he's claimed that: 1) Judaism is a “complete lie”; 2) Jewish people are "thieving"; 3) and “all the censorship & pedophilia on social media is being done by Israeli Jews.”

(Jewish Group) CPAC Anti-Semitism on full display: Young Pharaoh

https://twitter.com/ehananoki/status/1363920080766201861

This week's CPAC is featuring a speaker named Young Pharaoh. In the past year, he's claimed that: 1) Judaism is a “complete lie”; 2) Jewish people are "thieving"; 3) and “all the censorship & pedophilia on social media is being done by Israeli Jews.”



eta: Apparently his speech was cancelled

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100215145726#post1

https://twitter.com/CPAC/status/1363961280818774029

https://twitter.com/ProtestCheese/status/1363965406134870021

Another "shiny toy" for CHaS DU'ers: Episode IV of Star Wars in ASCI format

Before you ask, you do NOT have to do this. Of course, telnet is a security risk and should be turned off as soon as you finish playing with this.

https://www.wired.com/story/6-windows-command-prompt-clever-tips/

OK, this isn't exactly a "useful" trick, but it certainly is neat. If you enable Telnet in Windows (search for "turn windows features on or off" in the Start menu, then check the Telnet box), you can run:

telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

To watch an ASCII version of Star Wars in your command prompt window. This has been around for years, and it still impresses me.


I'm watching it right now. It's not much compared to the theater version, but amusing anyway. Enjoy !


Darth Vader in ASCI format


eta: Simple steps here

1- Make sure Telnet is turned on by going to Control Panel, then Programs, then Turn Windows features on or off, click Telnet in the box that comes up, then click OK.

2- Click Start button in Windows 10. Go down the list of programs that you see until you reach Windows System. Click that. Click Command Prompt.

3- Copy this: telnet towel.blinkenlights.nl

4- Now paste that into the Command Prompt after the > sign

5- Tap the Enter key. Now you should see the ASCI version of Star Wars: A New Hope (Episode IV) start. It will say something about IPV6 but don't worry about that unless you know how to mess with that.

6- After you've had your fill of ASCI Star Wars, go back to Control Panel, then Programs, then Turn Windows features on or off, and UN-check the Telnet feature. Click OK. That should turn off Telnet again.

Texas electricity "free market": $10,000 for one month for a 3 bedroom home

https://www.nbcnews.com/business/business-news/deep-freeze-subsides-texans-now-face-electricity-bills-10-000-n1258362

Royce Pierce and his wife, Danielle, who live in Willow Park, west of Dallas, have been watching their electricity bill tick up by nearly $10,000 in the last few days for their three-bedroom home. While the family told NBC News they consider themselves lucky because they’ve had power, the financial burden has come with additional challenges.

Since the family is on a variable rate plan with Griddy, the company automatically debits the bill as they use electricity. Danielle said she closed the debit card connected to their electricity bill because Griddy wiped it out. The family has been using separate accounts and credit cards to pay for necessities as the storm goes on.

“We are hoping there will be relief,” Royce said. “This is something maybe we can skate by and tackle as time goes on but how many people can’t? A lot.”

Change urged to single vaccine dosing for Pfizer. Moderna not sure about South African variant

https://twitter.com/covidperspectiv/status/1362241080566157316

https://twitter.com/covidperspectiv/status/1362241146613870592

https://twitter.com/covidperspectiv/status/1362241216704884743

https://twitter.com/covidperspectiv/status/1362244072572911621

https://twitter.com/covidperspectiv/status/1362247813665587201

eta: sorry, had to edit subject line, Pfizer did not say this. First tweet headline was wrong.
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