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2021-09-17 12:52:37 PM  
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2021-09-17 1:05:23 PM  
Funny how we have so many invasive insects showing up in the country.

I wonder if Russia and China have the same issues.

PROBABLY NOT.
 
2021-09-17 1:15:12 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Funny how we have so many invasive insects showing up in the country.

I wonder if Russia and China have the same issues.

PROBABLY NOT.


I'm pretty sure climate change doesn't respect national borders
 
2021-09-17 2:32:41 PM  
The New York Times wants you to do your part

I'm still not subscribing.
 
2021-09-17 2:33:18 PM  

NateAsbestos: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Funny how we have so many invasive insects showing up in the country.

I wonder if Russia and China have the same issues.

PROBABLY NOT.

I'm pretty sure climate change doesn't respect national borders


The bugs are preferable to the idiots.
 
2021-09-17 2:35:07 PM  
Philly's been stomping them for the past few years, we'll show NYC how it's done.
 
2021-09-17 2:36:35 PM  

NateAsbestos: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Funny how we have so many invasive insects showing up in the country.

I wonder if Russia and China have the same issues.

PROBABLY NOT.

I'm pretty sure climate change doesn't respect national borders


Commerce. Shipping from places like China that don't give three shiats about your climate, if anything, is more like it.

When you are a hammer, everything looks like a nail?
 
2021-09-17 2:36:51 PM  
Starship troopers Im doing my part
Youtube -_7FaWnlhS4
 
2021-09-17 2:39:45 PM  
I mean, that's fine for awareness but does killing bugs one by one even make a dent?
 
2021-09-17 2:40:17 PM  
One of Four Pests?

Can the others be
2.  Times Square Elmos?
3.  Bums that urinate on themselves
4.  Nooo Yawkars

/jk
 
2021-09-17 2:40:31 PM  
"Kill us on sight"
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Difficulty:
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2021-09-17 2:41:19 PM  

nytmare: I mean, that's fine for awareness but does killing bugs one by one even make a dent?


It does if you step on nit hard enough
 
2021-09-17 2:43:26 PM  
Yeah because NYC did such a great job slowing down the cockroaches.

/From NYC
//My place growing up may have been were they got the idea for Joe's Apartment .
 
2021-09-17 2:43:50 PM  
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2021-09-17 2:45:48 PM  
They're mostly jumpers/gliders, so stomp a little bit ahead of where they are headed.
 
2021-09-17 2:47:38 PM  
The New York Post wants you to do your part, too.  No pic because pictures of Republicans sucking each others' dicks is NSFW.
 
2021-09-17 2:48:33 PM  
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2021-09-17 2:57:56 PM  
Fire is more effective.

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2021-09-17 2:58:35 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Funny how we have so many invasive insects showing up in the country.


I suspect humans are evolving more slowly than the rest of the animals.

Why yes, I do live in the USA.
 
2021-09-17 3:00:24 PM  
Jimmy Carter, one of the best humans, considers it a great accomplishment to have driven the guinea worm to the brink of extinction. It's very important to do the same with the spotted lantern fly if you side with the humans.

// My bias is for the humans because we invented pancakes.
 
2021-09-17 3:02:17 PM  

Mister Buttons: They're mostly jumpers/gliders, so stomp a little bit ahead of where they are headed.


The trick is to know you're gonna miss with the first stomp, so you have to do a two-step like hop. They pause after they land. Also, they have this weird attraction to empty water bottles. Squeeze a little then hold it out to them and release to create a little suction. They jump right in. I must have killed a hundred of them this summer.
 
2021-09-17 3:10:30 PM  
OH NOW the lantern flies are an issue since it's happening in NEW YORK CITY.
 
2021-09-17 3:11:11 PM  

nytmare: I mean, that's fine for awareness but does killing bugs one by one even make a dent?


Yes.  Ask any gardener.
 
2021-09-17 3:12:06 PM  
They're pretty new here, but I'm up to about two dozen. And if you have a tree of heaven (Chinese sumac) in your yard, call your local extension service and get it cut down.
 
2021-09-17 3:19:56 PM  
Worked well in 1969
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/ At least I don't remember seeing them around any more.
 
2021-09-17 3:24:56 PM  

special20: NateAsbestos: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Funny how we have so many invasive insects showing up in the country.

I wonder if Russia and China have the same issues.

PROBABLY NOT.

I'm pretty sure climate change doesn't respect national borders

Commerce. Shipping from places like China that don't give three shiats about your climate, if anything, is more like it.

When you are a hammer, everything looks like a nail?


How careful are you to sanitize everything you ship?

But sure, keep swinging the "China China China" hammer
 
2021-09-17 3:25:07 PM  

special20: NateAsbestos: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Funny how we have so many invasive insects showing up in the country.

I wonder if Russia and China have the same issues.

PROBABLY NOT.

I'm pretty sure climate change doesn't respect national borders

Commerce. Shipping from places like China that don't give three shiats about your climate, if anything, is more like it.

When you are a hammer, everything looks like a nail?


All I can up with are non-native gray squirrels in England.

Hell, tumbleweed is Russian Thistle.
 
2021-09-17 3:43:33 PM  

Walker: "Kill us on sight"
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I didn't see any of these two years ago.  killed about a dozen all of last year.  I killed about a dozen before lunch just today.

/also killed thousands of covid viruses by disinfecting my house.  Still waiting for the results.
 
2021-09-17 3:44:34 PM  

disaster bastard: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/-_7FaWnl​hS4]


"Bugs, Mr. Rico!  Zillions and zillions of 'em!  I'm-a burnin' em down!"
 
2021-09-17 4:01:24 PM  
The, Beautiful Spotted Lanternfly, The
 
2021-09-17 4:23:51 PM  
I find the best strategy* is to stomp them from directly in front. They're really good leapers (but very, very stupid, even for bugs) so they jump straight into the sole of your shoe which aids in smashing. If you try to stomp them from any other angle though, they just skip out from under your foot like a slippery pebble.

Also, RE: them being very, very stupid - half the time they fly off, they circle back and try to land on you. You can swat them out of midair and stop them while they're still stunned. Clumsiest flying things this side of a June bug.

Also also: if you have a preying mantis in your yard, use a fly swatter to stun the lantern flies, then scoop them up and offer them to the mantis. The mantis will thank you (in its own mantis-y way).

*The best strategy would for States to come up with a control policy more intricate than "kill on sight". That's been the policy here in PA for the past few years and the fact that their range is expanding shows just how well that's worked. Start with an eradication program for the Tree of Heaven.

/There's been a lot fewer lanternflies this year tho. I wonder if the local insectivores are learning that they're tasty and very, verystupid
 
2021-09-17 4:46:02 PM  
From what I've read, you are not just supposed to squash it but also to report where you found one and document it for the authorities.
 
2021-09-17 4:51:36 PM  

Zik-Zak: The New York Times wants you to do your part

I'm still not subscribing.


Click on the web page (not the subscribe ad) and press Ctrl+A and then Ctrl+C. Open a text editor and Ctrl+V and you get the text off the article.
 
2021-09-17 5:36:39 PM  
You can't tell me what to do! My swatter, my choice!
 
2021-09-17 5:48:25 PM  

bughunter: Fire is more effective.

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In fact...

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2021-09-17 8:47:09 PM  

marleymaniac: Zik-Zak: The New York Times wants you to do your part

I'm still not subscribing.

Click on the web page (not the subscribe ad) and press Ctrl+A and then Ctrl+C. Open a text editor and Ctrl+V and you get the text off the article.


yeah that doesn't work
 
2021-09-17 10:05:09 PM  

Daer21: bughunter: Fire is more effective.

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In fact...

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Username checks out


You bet your sweet ass it does.

/since 1986
 
2021-09-17 11:46:42 PM  

TrashcanMan: marleymaniac: Zik-Zak: The New York Times wants you to do your part

I'm still not subscribing.

Click on the web page (not the subscribe ad) and press Ctrl+A and then Ctrl+C. Open a text editor and Ctrl+V and you get the text off the article.

yeah that doesn't work


This does.

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If you're feeling really fancy, uBlock Origin gives you even more selective control over what your browser does, and whether or not it runs user-hostile code. I mean, www.nytimes.com might be a site with news content. But why would you want to run code off anything called meter-svc (meter service) dot anything dot com? It's like saying you ran code from gritty-fafo dot com and found out.

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Do you control your web browser or does it control you?
 
2021-09-18 12:27:37 AM  
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2021-09-18 1:40:24 AM  

Twilight Farkle: TrashcanMan: marleymaniac: Zik-Zak:

[...]

Do you control your web browser or does it control you?


Forget Me Not plugin is also good for managing the cookies on sites like NYT and WaPo.

Install and then browse to the site and click the Forget Me Not widget on your toolbar.  Select "Create Rule" under Cleanup and then choose "Instantly."

Voila, you're always on your first free article of the month.


/if you're not running uBlock or NoScript or the like, you should be
//the idea of letting someone give a third party permission to run code on my PC is just stupid
///the only reason this became standard practice was for someone to make money selling your clicks
 
2021-09-18 2:18:59 AM  

Twilight Farkle: TrashcanMan: marleymaniac: Zik-Zak: The New York Times wants you to do your part

I'm still not subscribing.

Click on the web page (not the subscribe ad) and press Ctrl+A and then Ctrl+C. Open a text editor and Ctrl+V and you get the text off the article.

yeah that doesn't work

This does.

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If you're feeling really fancy, uBlock Origin gives you even more selective control over what your browser does, and whether or not it runs user-hostile code. I mean, www.nytimes.com might be a site with news content. But why would you want to run code off anything called meter-svc (meter service) dot anything dot com? It's like saying you ran code from gritty-fafo dot com and found out.

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Do you control your web browser or does it control you?


Shocker....I already run uBlock Origin and NYT is still paywalled.
 
2021-09-18 2:21:04 AM  
Didn't The Times also say to do that with cockroaches?  How's that worked out for ya, Noo Yawk?
 
2021-09-18 2:50:03 PM  

TrashcanMan: Shocker....I already run uBlock Origin and NYT is still paywalled.


Single-click / OpenTheDashboard-icon / and cut and do some trial-and-error with the relevant lines of https://github.com/uBlockOrigin/uAsse​t​s/blob/master/filters/annoyances.txt - maybe it acts differently depending on whether the underlying guts of the browser is Chromium or Firefox?
 
2021-09-18 5:03:47 PM  

Twilight Farkle: TrashcanMan: Shocker....I already run uBlock Origin and NYT is still paywalled.

Single-click / OpenTheDashboard-icon / and cut and do some trial-and-error with the relevant lines of https://github.com/uBlockOrigin/uAsset​s/blob/master/filters/annoyances.txt - maybe it acts differently depending on whether the underlying guts of the browser is Chromium or Firefox?


Yeah I've played around with it and can never get it to work right.  So I just head off to archive.is and read it there if it's something I really want to read.
 
2021-09-18 9:45:09 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: Funny how we have so many invasive insects showing up in the country.

I wonder if Russia and China have the same issues.

PROBABLY NOT.


It's worse but nobody pays attention. That might be the way to go.
 
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