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So Windows died on my newish PC (bought it a year ago, pretty much exactly a year).

The sart up fixing options don'T work.

Now I am spending time on my old XP run pc creating a Win 11 boot Stick (no this old thing doesn't have a nowball's chance in hell to run Win 11 (or Win 7 or abve)), in order to get my PC back running. I am more amazed that I could still access the Microsoft page to download the bloody ISO.

This is all so enjoyable. Let's see if it worked :rolleyes:

 

Edit: Ofc, I forgot to make the bloody stick bootable first.

I am in a at least I am not in Florida mode and mood right now.

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52 minutes ago, Deadlines? What Deadlines? said:

'Not sure where this should go so here goes. 

I disagree with one thing: The guy isn't "trigger happy". He's legit terrified.

These idiots lit up their own cruiser. Their. Own. Cruiser. :mellow:

 

I saw this yesterday. Totally hilarious and, at the same time, absolutely terrifying.

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1 minute ago, Tears of Lys said:

I'll say.  It gives one a sense of how frightened some cops are just going to work these days.  :( 

I don’t know, I’d be terrified of being pulled over by a copper that is afraid of his own shadow like this guy, and I’m a white woman. But you raise an interesting point… is there any research or study looking into how many coppers die in the line of duty in the US x how many people coppers kill? 

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Nah, there's no contest.  Cops killed 1,300 (USA) vs. 136 cops killed.

ETA:  wonder how many victims (civilians) were mentally challenged. . .

Be back . . .

 

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Ok.  People killed by cops with some sort of mental impairment, 1 out of 5.

This really upsets me.  For various reasons, I know a lot about how/why mental hospitals/facilities were closed in the USA.  

The "why" is easy = $$$$

The "who" = Republicans

Now look at the mess we have on our hands.

I'm not saying all Repubs are bad - hell, I'm married to one - but they as sure as hell can be shortsighted.

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8 minutes ago, Tears of Lys said:

I Googled 2023, so there's the difference in numbers.  

Yeah, I noticed it was a different year. Still, thousands x just over 100. 
 

And I couldn’t agree more irt mental impairment. :(

 

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1 hour ago, Deadlines? What Deadlines? said:

'Not sure where this should go so here goes. 

I disagree with one thing: The guy isn't "trigger happy". He's legit terrified.

These idiots lit up their own cruiser. Their. Own. Cruiser. :mellow:

 

There was a handcuffed suspect in the car. You know how afraid cops in the USA tend to be of unarmed and restrained people.

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1 hour ago, Luzifer's right hand said:

There was a handcuffed suspect in the car. You know how afraid cops in the USA tend to be of unarmed and restrained people.

Yup. It’s amazing that guy wasn’t hit. If I was him I’d buy a shitload of lottery tickets. 

The deputy was on the job for two years. He was ex military but had never seen combat. 

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2 hours ago, Tears of Lys said:

Nah, there's no contest.  Cops killed 1,300 (USA) vs. 136 cops killed.

ETA:  wonder how many victims (civilians) were mentally challenged. . .

Be back . . .

 

In 2021 the leading cause of death for active duty cops in the US was Covid. And about 30% of these idiots still refused to get jabbed. 

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1 hour ago, Deadlines? What Deadlines? said:

. He was ex military but had never seen combat. 

Apparently, he also doesn't know anything about oak trees and acorns.  :dunce:  The oak trees around my house this year were so productive they dropped acorns for about 3 months.  Some of the big acorns dropping from high in the trees sounded like gunshots when they hit the roof.  They weren't bullets, just acorns.   

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3 hours ago, Tears of Lys said:

Nah, there's no contest.  Cops killed 1,300 (USA) vs. 136 cops killed.

ETA:  wonder how many victims (civilians) were mentally challenged. . .

Be back . . .

 

This is from 2020. "Police Officer" doesn't even crack the top 20. Some years (according to some studies) it doesn't even crack the top 30. 

https://www.ishn.com/articles/112748-top-25-most-dangerous-jobs-in-the-united-states 

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9 hours ago, Tears of Lys said:

Ok.  People killed by cops with some sort of mental impairment, 1 out of 5.

This really upsets me.  For various reasons, I know a lot about how/why mental hospitals/facilities were closed in the USA.  

The "why" is easy = $$$$

The "who" = Republicans

Now look at the mess we have on our hands.

I'm not saying all Repubs are bad - hell, I'm married to one - but they as sure as hell can be shortsighted.

I have to say this is unfair. In the scary old days you could be locked up in the insane asylum very, very easily. There are notorious stories about families being unwilling to look after ill members of their families and just having them committed. Especially disobedient women and mildly mentally ill people, or people of low intelligence like children with Down’s Syndrome. There were so many institutions because there were so many unwanted people. To this day there’s a terrible stigma to admitting you have mental health issues.

Many of the homeless today are people who would otherwise have been locked up in an asylum. The shame is that people don’t want to spend the money on mental health care, and not that we don’t have more asylums.

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12 hours ago, Deadlines? What Deadlines? said:

This is from 2020. "Police Officer" doesn't even crack the top 20. Some years (according to some studies) it doesn't even crack the top 30. 

https://www.ishn.com/articles/112748-top-25-most-dangerous-jobs-in-the-united-states 

The salaries are shockingly low. 

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