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Today in 1917, 107 years ago: World War I: The U.S. ambassador Walter Hines Page to the United Kingdom is given the Zimmermann Telegram, in which Germany pledges to ensure the return of New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona to Mexico if Mexico declares war on the United States.

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@sullybiker That photographer really captured the warm glow you get, skipping those annoying T&Cs.

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Today in 1778, 246 years ago: American Revolutionary War: Baron von Steuben arrives at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to help train the Continental Army.

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Interesting watching a windows client do a full update from a fresh install in a hypervisor. What's it doing? Why is it taking so fucking long? The answer is God knows, and not much, apparently. Lots of CPU thrash but little else. I assumed I/O was always a bottleneck but there's not much going on with the storage.

Teams is working well. Been in a meeting for an hour and audio is fine.

I sometimes feel like I'm talking to Dr Lexus when I deal with these people

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Of course they sent it to my old address. I updated my address in their online portal - which they sacked all their service staff to pay for - but apparently this does not mean things will be mailed to my new address because clown world.

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I am awaiting a new bank card and so had to call my bank. 2 minutes to get through the automated button press bit, then a hold for eight minutes, at which point I am asked the same questions. How the *fuck* did this get so broken?

ominous poise from the new Red Bull in Bahrain.

I had a power supply let go on a server. A loud clank (imagine a piece of aluminium dropping to the floor. Light grey smoke issuing forth, smell of Best Buy. Very alarming but the weirdest part is that everything (including knackered PSU) had green LEDs.

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Today in 1991, 33 years ago: The IRA explodes bombs in the early morning at Paddington station and Victoria station in London.

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Fedora 39 ships the updates Network Manager open connect by default, which means MFA works now. This is a big deal for me, frees me from fucking Cisco proprietary crap which also meant being forced into a debian based distro.

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