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Keeping the nose wire adjusted firmly against the... 62,104 Views / 387 Replies  
Keeping the nose wire adjusted firmly against the nose helps quite a bit. My issue is that usually by the time I've donned and doffed those specs a few times, my mask has shifted just enough to no...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 2, 2020 at 08:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Of course that's the root of it, but it didn't... 14,306 Views / 540 Replies  
Of course that's the root of it, but it didn't come up until Bolton was on the NSC. So while da prez doesn't want to have any Obama remnants around him, it took Bolton to point it out. So there's...
Posted by ghporter, on May 30, 2020 at 06:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I work in a rehab hospital, and we have to wear... 62,104 Views / 387 Replies  
I work in a rehab hospital, and we have to wear masks all day long, so I have one on when I walk into the building, and take it off only when I get back into my car. It gets kinda tiring.

And...
Posted by ghporter, on May 30, 2020 at 06:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hold Command-R during boot to boot to the... 274 Views / 7 Replies  
Hold Command-R during boot to boot to the recovery partition. With the startup chime a thing of the past, I don't know what cue to use for when to hold those keys down...
Posted by ghporter, on May 30, 2020 at 05:49 PM, in macOS
Trump actively demolished the National Security... 14,306 Views / 540 Replies  
Trump actively demolished the National Security Council’s Global Health Security and Biodefense unit in 2018 (...
Posted by ghporter, on May 27, 2020 at 12:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
And then there’s this: Central Park Dog Walker... 45,074 Views / 345 Replies  
And then there’s this: Central Park Dog Walker Threatens Bird Watcher (...
Posted by ghporter, on May 27, 2020 at 12:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I haven’t bothered with a third-party app for... 278 Views / 11 Replies  
I haven’t bothered with a third-party app for screen shots. I just use the OS tools.

But I don’t use them often enough to even really remember the shortcuts, so maybe that says something about my...
Posted by ghporter, on May 27, 2020 at 12:05 PM, in Applications
So the app is only looking at the date the mail... 302 Views / 7 Replies  
So the app is only looking at the date the mail file was created - the import date. Hmmm. That’s not nearly as smart as I thought Mail App would be.

Of course despite all my vetting,...
Posted by ghporter, on May 27, 2020 at 12:04 PM, in Applications
Is the recovery partition OS-version sensitive? ... 274 Views / 7 Replies  
Is the recovery partition OS-version sensitive?

When I was dinking around with rebuilding my iMac, I looked into several tools that would “create a recovery partition on you drive”, but I...
Posted by ghporter, on May 27, 2020 at 12:01 PM, in macOS
Interesting. The subject tool, and the other one... 228 Views / 1 Replies  
Interesting. The subject tool, and the other one mentioned in the article, are more “accessible” than my preconceived images of jailbreak tools - admittedly those images are at least a decade old.
...
Posted by ghporter, on May 27, 2020 at 11:56 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Central Michigan’s flooding was also due to crazy... 81,316 Views / 380 Replies  
Central Michigan’s flooding was also due to crazy excessive rains, which overwhelmed (probably way overdue for maintenance/replacement) dams.

Here in South Texas, we’ve had more rain than typical....
Posted by ghporter, on May 25, 2020 at 05:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Gevalia’s Breakfast Blend is pretty bland. Their... 11,521 Views / 120 Replies  
Gevalia’s Breakfast Blend is pretty bland. Their French Roast is pretty robust, with lots of depth.

We tried the Black Rifle AK beans. Bueno... It’s mild and yet full-flavored. They recommend...
Posted by ghporter, on May 24, 2020 at 05:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
For a long time we'd been Gevalia subscribers,... 11,521 Views / 120 Replies  
For a long time we'd been Gevalia subscribers, and gosh that was good coffee. But we moved to buying it from the grocery store once they started selling it that way. Lately it's been harder to find...
Posted by ghporter, on May 17, 2020 at 05:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Both South Korea and Taiwan have massive amounts... 14,306 Views / 540 Replies  
Both South Korea and Taiwan have massive amounts of trade and travel. The island concept isn’t really applicable here.

On the other hand, they do both have a long history of taking $hit very...
Posted by ghporter, on May 17, 2020 at 01:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
“Update” for the Same App Every Day 388 Views / 2 Replies  
On my iPhone (currently on iOS 13.4.1, but this has been going on for a while), I have one app that offers to update through the App Store every day. Every single day. Not a new version or update,...
Posted by ghporter, on May 16, 2020 at 11:40 AM, in iOS Apps
Fox underrates lots of stuff. If it doesn't have... 14,759 Views / 100 Replies  
Fox underrates lots of stuff. If it doesn't have tons of ad revenue, it's a dog. Don't even give a series a chance to settle and build an audience, just whack it if it doesn't show an immediate...
Posted by ghporter, on May 7, 2020 at 05:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There is more than one kind of ventilator. The... 14,306 Views / 540 Replies  
There is more than one kind of ventilator. The more common type is an “open loop” machine, which essentially just pushes air/oxygen into the patient’s lungs, and exhausts the patient’s exhalation...
Posted by ghporter, on May 6, 2020 at 11:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That sounds awesome! I think we'll have to try... 2,675 Views / 116 Replies  
That sounds awesome! I think we'll have to try that.

Did you add the beans/garbanzos, or just stick with the feta for protien?
Posted by ghporter, on May 2, 2020 at 11:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
We've decided to table the "hanging bikes" issue... 1,061 Views / 33 Replies  
We've decided to table the "hanging bikes" issue until we can plan it out properly.

Given that our garage is just large enough for the two cars, with a modest amount of side room for garden...
Posted by ghporter, on May 2, 2020 at 11:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
We’re quite happy with glass in this case. It... 1,061 Views / 33 Replies  
We’re quite happy with glass in this case. It will be TONS more open than the previous setup.

As built, the bathroom had a 32x32” shower stall at the left, with a partial wall separating it from...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 30, 2020 at 07:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Indeed. When we met, my wife and I were both... 847 Views / 9 Replies  
Indeed.

When we met, my wife and I were both in the Air Force, both working in the same building, but in (almost) completely separate organizations. Once we got married, we went to work together,...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 30, 2020 at 03:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah. Moss is pretty...but aggressive. I... 1,061 Views / 33 Replies  
Yeah. Moss is pretty...but aggressive.

I cleaned out my gutters a couple of weeks ago. We only have them at the front of the house - where the oak trees drop their leaves. I wound up doing a...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 30, 2020 at 03:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I dunno... I just had two weeks off with my... 847 Views / 9 Replies  
I dunno...

I just had two weeks off with my wife. Now we didn't stay "cooped up" per se. We went on walks (not strolls, but not quite power walks) about every other day, and we had stuff to do...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 30, 2020 at 11:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Not DIY, but our (planned for early April)... 1,061 Views / 33 Replies  
Not DIY, but our (planned for early April) bathroom remodels are afoot. Going from a "phone booth" sized stall shower and "garden tub" - neither were as useful as they had seemed when we had the...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 30, 2020 at 11:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm hungry now... 2,675 Views / 116 Replies  
I'm hungry now...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 30, 2020 at 10:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Hahahahahahahahaha! 847 Views / 9 Replies  
Hahahahahahahahaha!
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 27, 2020 at 08:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I wound up “fixing” the kitchen faucet and one... 1,061 Views / 33 Replies  
I wound up “fixing” the kitchen faucet and one bathroom faucet. By completely replacing the “Sam Jackson-ing” things.

The kitchen faucet was dripping where the pull-out hose connected to the main...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 27, 2020 at 08:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Crozier went public only after “through channels”... 14,306 Views / 540 Replies  
Crozier went public only after “through channels” attempts to get some relief for his crew were ignored. Wiki says the Roosevelt has a complement of 3,200 crew, with an air wing complement of 2,480;...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 25, 2020 at 12:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You can probably find out what the local network... 1,502 Views / 13 Replies  
You can probably find out what the local network load is through DSL Reports ( http://www.dslreports.com/testsearch?q=network%20load)

My “up to 40Mbps” down connection was pushing 50 most of the...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 23, 2020 at 12:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My only problem with avocados is getting them... 2,675 Views / 116 Replies  
My only problem with avocados is getting them when they are “not too ripe” but “not too unripe”. It’s a skill that I’ve learned over time, and I’m getting pretty good at it.

While in Honduras in...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 23, 2020 at 11:55 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You, my friend, have missed out. By itself,... 2,675 Views / 116 Replies  
You, my friend, have missed out.

By itself, avocado can be anywhere from nutty to buttery to both. The flesh is smooth and creamy, and can be served sliced or mushed up in many ways. Adding a...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 22, 2020 at 01:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The way BDUs (and their successors) are cut are... 1,751 Views / 46 Replies  
The way BDUs (and their successors) are cut are totally functional, with notable additions like extra fabric over knees, and pockets that are designed to be used. Those outside pockets are made with...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 22, 2020 at 01:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Since our income isn’t particularly consistent... 1,069 Views / 18 Replies  
Since our income isn’t particularly consistent (we are both paid hourly, and my “full time” job can range (in normal times) from 32 to 40+ hours each week), so we are happy to not have to deal with...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 20, 2020 at 02:58 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Women’s pants typically have “pockets” as a... 1,751 Views / 46 Replies  
Women’s pants typically have “pockets” as a stylistic adornment, not for actual storage in any practical sense. My wife has @#%$ed about this strongly noted this for quite some time. It turns out...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 20, 2020 at 02:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Tortillas take practice. The consistency of the... 2,675 Views / 116 Replies  
Tortillas take practice. The consistency of the dough, and how hard you work it before rolling it matter. And they are best cooked on a plain, flat griddle that is HOT.

As a therapist that does...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 19, 2020 at 11:36 AM, in MacNN Lounge
If our “whole system” were livestock, there are a... 14,306 Views / 540 Replies  
If our “whole system” were livestock, there are a number of folks who would feel that the morally and ethically responsible thing to do would be to euthanize the whole herd and burn the carcasses.
...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 18, 2020 at 12:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ours showed up by direct deposit. We’re in a... 1,069 Views / 18 Replies  
Ours showed up by direct deposit. We’re in a position to help our son and his wife keep a roof over their heads and keep their health insurance running, so that “bribe” is sitting there, ready if...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 18, 2020 at 12:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Frozen meals’ availability is an interesting... 2,675 Views / 116 Replies  
Frozen meals’ availability is an interesting thing right now, at least here.

Lean Cuisine and the like...plenty available. Marie Calandar, Stouffer’s, and so on (comfort, not-so-healthy for you,...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 18, 2020 at 12:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So far, the iPhone 8 I currently have is the... 1,751 Views / 46 Replies  
So far, the iPhone 8 I currently have is the largest iPhone I’ve ever had, and it just about as big as I can manage for carrying and use. That the SE is exactly the same size as the 8 is both...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 18, 2020 at 12:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
When we took my dad on a cruise, we stopped in... 14,759 Views / 100 Replies  
When we took my dad on a cruise, we stopped in Georgetown, Grand Cayman. My sister-in-law is married to a guy whose family is from there, so brother-in-law introduced my dad to his cousins. They...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 15, 2020 at 11:14 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I’ll add this as well (... 14,306 Views / 540 Replies  
I’ll add this as well ( https://www.linkedin.com/content-guest/article/saving-your-health-one-mask-time-peter-tippett-md-phd/). In this, a real internal medicine ER doctor with a PhD in biochemistry...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 13, 2020 at 01:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I’m sharing this here - and elsewhere - to help... 11,521 Views / 120 Replies  
I’m sharing this here - and elsewhere - to help others with the “is it safe to get stuff <in the mail><from Amazon><delivered by drones><etc>” issues.
An Infectious Disease MD and PhD in...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 13, 2020 at 01:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The loss of smell (and taste - a side effect of... 14,306 Views / 540 Replies  
The loss of smell (and taste - a side effect of losing smell) appears to be caused by changes in the mucus - or reactions to the mucous membranes - due to the action of the virus or the immune...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 12, 2020 at 11:40 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I had to go to a big box home improvement store... 14,306 Views / 540 Replies  
I had to go to a big box home improvement store today. Had to because our kitchen faucet was leaking, and getting at the leak caused it to catastrophically fail - mostly because the parts that held...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 11, 2020 at 07:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: I've been washing my hands like three times as... 2,806 Views / 46 Replies  
I've been washing my hands like three times as often as before, so my right thumbprint isn't being recognized as consistently as it used to be. My phone still likes my left thumb though.

Hand...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 9, 2020 at 12:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Offshoring so many “insignificant” products -... 14,306 Views / 540 Replies  
Offshoring so many “insignificant” products - like masks - has done a lot of harm. Offshoring other things, like pharmaceuticals, was a slowly growing problem already. It just wasn’t as obvious...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 7, 2020 at 07:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Wow. We’re having to make do with quarts of half... 11,521 Views / 120 Replies  
Wow. We’re having to make do with quarts of half and half. We usually buy a half gallon of half and half, and it lasts as much as 3 weeks. But our local grocery isn’t stocking that size, or even...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 6, 2020 at 03:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
And now he’s in ICU. So much for his “herd... 14,306 Views / 540 Replies  
And now he’s in ICU. So much for his “herd immunity” ideas, eh?
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 6, 2020 at 03:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Douchey, yes. But also emptying stores so nobody... 14,306 Views / 540 Replies  
Douchey, yes. But also emptying stores so nobody else could buy ANY sanitizer for themselves changes it to something beyond that.

One or two hurricanes ago, a lot of states wrote or toughened...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 3, 2020 at 12:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Profiteering, while cleaning out (sorry for the... 14,306 Views / 540 Replies  
Profiteering, while cleaning out (sorry for the pun) supplies in the process. Buy low, sell high is one thing, but this guy basically bought up everything, leaving nothing for anyone else.

It...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 2, 2020 at 07:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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