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The thing about Buttigieg is, if it weren’t for... 314 Views / 6 Replies  
The thing about Buttigieg is, if it weren’t for being gay, he’s probably the one in the field who’s moderate enough to maybe capture some edge-case conservative votes. I mean, you don’t get elected...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Yesterday at 02:02 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Someone's itchin' for a temp-ban. 1,206 Views / 55 Replies  
Someone's itchin' for a temp-ban.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Yesterday at 07:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah...that would be my parents. To my lifelong... 314 Views / 6 Replies  
Yeah...that would be my parents. To my lifelong shame.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 15, 2019 at 11:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, sure. Tootsie Rolls, while certainly... 1,206 Views / 55 Replies  
Well, sure. Tootsie Rolls, while certainly durable, wouldn't make the most comfortable footwear.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 15, 2019 at 11:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I say there’s only a very slight chance that... 263 Views / 6 Replies  
I say there’s only a very slight chance that anything impeachment-related gets out of the House. And, if it does, there’s approximately zero chance of any action being taken in the Senate. I have no...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 13, 2019 at 06:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Jeez. And, it’s not like the highway was crowded,... 30,818 Views / 321 Replies  
Jeez. And, it’s not like the highway was crowded, making it difficult to get to the exit. That said, the driver of the cam-car looks to have had plenty of time/space to whoa-down and let the moron...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 13, 2019 at 04:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Weird. I just spent a long weekend in Colorado... 145,410 Views / 1,084 Replies  
Weird. I just spent a long weekend in Colorado (far, far from Denver, fwiw) and tanked-up for $2.98/gal. in a 2-gas-station town.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 13, 2019 at 04:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I never understood it, either. I’ve had great... 1,206 Views / 55 Replies  
I never understood it, either. I’ve had great deep-dish pizza, and I’ve had utter rubbish NY pizza, and vice-versa. It doesn’t matter how it’s made as long as it’s tasty. I have little patience for...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 13, 2019 at 04:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Reince Preibus is now a commisioned O-1 in the US... 160,725 Views / 2,440 Replies  
Reince Preibus is now a commisioned O-1 in the US Navy. (https://mobile.twitter.com/AdamWeinstein/status/1138207252869984256) :rolleyes:
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 13, 2019 at 03:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
??? $2.53 is a "hey, gas went down today!"... 145,410 Views / 1,084 Replies  
???
$2.53 is a "hey, gas went down today!" price, even here in Indiana.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 13, 2019 at 08:47 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Nothing so far. Haven't gotten this month's bill... 923 Views / 8 Replies  
Nothing so far. Haven't gotten this month's bill yet, though.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 6, 2019 at 04:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
RIP Google Trips 553 Views / 1 Replies  
GT will be taken out behind the barn Aug. 5. (https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/06/this-weeks-dead-google-product-is-google-trips-may-it-rest-in-peace/)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 6, 2019 at 04:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t believe they do. At least, not directly. 1,197 Views / 21 Replies  
I don’t believe they do. At least, not directly.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 1, 2019 at 02:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Probably not a crime. At least not in... 11,444 Views / 194 Replies  
Probably not a crime. At least not in Mississippi, anyway. Private property. Stand Your Ground laws. Being white, etc.
As for being a responsible gun owner...well...I suspect every gun owner thinks...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Jun 1, 2019 at 07:35 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It doesn’t really matter. I’ve not been able to... 1,816 Views / 72 Replies  
It doesn’t really matter. I’ve not been able to afford new hardware for many years now. I’ll just read about the new stuff and dream.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 31, 2019 at 09:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There are a couple of old Eclipses running around... 92,793 Views / 772 Replies  
There are a couple of old Eclipses running around here. Never got to drive one, but I always thought they had a nice look about them, in that semi-funky Mitsu sort of way.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 31, 2019 at 07:23 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, but I can ban anyone who gives me bad... 923 Views / 8 Replies  
Yeah, but I can ban anyone who gives me bad advice here :cool:
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 30, 2019 at 01:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Comcast paranoia 923 Views / 8 Replies  
When we moved into our home, we noticed that the place had been set-up with one of Comcast's home security systems. We didn't have security as part of our Comcast account, and didn't want it, so we...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 30, 2019 at 12:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
No, it wouldn't be, normally. But, since her... 11,444 Views / 194 Replies  
No, it wouldn't be, normally. But, since her husband said they didn't need reservations just to picnic at the lake, it could still be seen as such.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 30, 2019 at 12:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I saw this earlier this morning. That's just... 11,444 Views / 194 Replies  
I saw this earlier this morning. That's just nuts. I wonder how effective her being fired really is, though, given that she and her husband are the property managers. I doubt he was fired along with...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 30, 2019 at 09:12 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Doesn’t Apple have some kind of repair program... 4,558 Views / 166 Replies  
Doesn’t Apple have some kind of repair program now for laptop keyboards?
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 25, 2019 at 05:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Nope. That is exactly how my daughter's coworker... 4,558 Views / 166 Replies  
Nope. That is exactly how my daughter's coworker spells her new child's name...La-A.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 25, 2019 at 08:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
There’s a hospital near our daughter’s home that... 4,558 Views / 166 Replies  
There’s a hospital near our daughter’s home that displays the names of recent newborns, and my wife and I get a chuckle out of trying to figure out how to pronounce some of the more...unique...names....
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 24, 2019 at 10:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm impressed that you're reading the resumes.... 1,317 Views / 11 Replies  
I'm impressed that you're reading the resumes. These days (at least in my experience) most companies require you to submit resumes electronically, and are then screened by software, not humans.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 24, 2019 at 07:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I usually just dump whatever it is into a gallon... 4,558 Views / 166 Replies  
I usually just dump whatever it is into a gallon real ziplock bag.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 22, 2019 at 05:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
All the foods that come in big, resealable... 4,558 Views / 166 Replies  
All the foods that come in big, resealable ziplock-type bags. For whatever reason, I get lots of them where, when you pull open the bag, the ziplock things (runners?) tear away from the bag and now...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 22, 2019 at 04:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
RIP Niki Lauda 1,237 Views / 0 Replies  
It's being reported that F1 great Niki Lauda passed away yesterday (https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/9118574/niki-lauda-dead-at-70-f1-racing-legend-passes-away/).
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 21, 2019 at 08:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
One could argue that Ceiling Cat is maybe more... 679 Views / 9 Replies  
One could argue that Ceiling Cat is maybe more famous in that it's pretty much the ur cat meme, and predates Grumpy Cat by at least six years....
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 20, 2019 at 10:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I have never ever, ever had this happen in Mail.... 4,558 Views / 166 Replies  
I have never ever, ever had this happen in Mail. I've used Mail all day, every day, for decades and the window has always stayed closed in the dock unless I click on it. It's never once spontaneously...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 19, 2019 at 08:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
RIP Grumpy Cat 679 Views / 9 Replies  
Arguably the most famous cat on the planet, and an internet icon for millions, Grumpy Cat, (real name, Tarder Sauce) passed this week. (https://twitter.com/RealGrumpyCat/status/1129310647458467840)
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 17, 2019 at 08:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
To celebrate Minecraft’s 10th anniversary, you... 443,282 Views / 5,134 Replies  
To celebrate Minecraft’s 10th anniversary, you can now play the classic original version in your browser, (https://classic.minecraft.net/) for free. Creative mode only.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 13, 2019 at 06:47 PM, in Gaming
Google drops the other shoe re:Nest 428 Views / 2 Replies  
Looks like the Works With Nest program is now EOL. (https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/05/nest-the-company-died-at-google-io-2019/) Alexa integration with Nest to be eliminated, as well.
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 10, 2019 at 08:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Thought I'd post this here. Some jackhole passes... 1,993 Views / 51 Replies  
Thought I'd post this here. Some jackhole passes the schoolbus on the right side, using what looks to be a bike lane.
Some quick thinking by the driver saves a boy from possible injury....
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 9, 2019 at 01:53 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Can you sync the clipboard via iCloud? 487 Views / 5 Replies  
Can you sync the clipboard via iCloud?
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 6, 2019 at 04:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Good to know the Winterfell Starbucks survived,... 31,649 Views / 501 Replies  
Good to know the Winterfell Starbucks survived, at least. (https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/6/18530917/game-of-thrones-got-season-8-hbo-final-last-of-the-starks-starbucks-coffee-cup-blooper)
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 6, 2019 at 04:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Having issues with Firefox today? 451 Views / 3 Replies  
So, apparently there is a certificate snafu with Firefox wherein all of your add-ons are now disabled and you cannot re-enable them. Mozilla has a temporary fix...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 4, 2019 at 10:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I tried using SoundCheck for about two minutes... 1,695 Views / 2 Replies  
I tried using SoundCheck for about two minutes and hate, hate, hated what it did to my music. I turned it off and never went near it again. For the life of me, I can't imagine a use for it, though I...
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 3, 2019 at 03:22 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Unless you have an all-night White Castle nearby,... 145,410 Views / 1,084 Replies  
Unless you have an all-night White Castle nearby, of course. :cool:
Posted by Thorzdad, on May 1, 2019 at 07:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have an older pair of Polk bookshelf speakers... 1,164 Views / 27 Replies  
I have an older pair of Polk bookshelf speakers in my studio and really like them a lot. They aren’t exactly being driven by any high-end electronics, though....
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 30, 2019 at 07:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
She can still make/receive phone calls. Still... 1,842 Views / 6 Replies  
She can still make/receive phone calls. Still could be the SIM, in some way, I suppose. I tried calling her and got her voice mail. It never showed up in that Visual Voicemail thing Verizon does....
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 29, 2019 at 05:10 PM, in iOS Apps
Not sure why that would happen, though. The 6s is... 1,842 Views / 6 Replies  
Not sure why that would happen, though. The 6s is over a year old and my iPad is at least 4 years old and is a wifi-only model. Nothing’s been added to the line.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 29, 2019 at 01:39 PM, in iOS Apps
iOS 12: Can only get/send messages in wifi 1,842 Views / 6 Replies  
Yet more post-iOS 12.2-update fun on my wife's 6s (I got the Photos thing sorted out, but this other issue is a real puzzler)

Ever since her 6s was updated to iOS 12.2, she has not been able to...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 29, 2019 at 11:00 AM, in iOS Apps
I was on a website just yesterday. There was a... 4,558 Views / 166 Replies  
I was on a website just yesterday. There was a video ad in the middle of the article. It was auto-play, of course. I could click to stop the video, so I did and scrolled down to keep reading the...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 28, 2019 at 04:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I did a backup of the phone to our iMac, which... 460 Views / 2 Replies  
I did a backup of the phone to our iMac, which backs-up all the photos, too. I'm guessing I'm good to kill that iCloud account. Just going in to turn-off just the streams gives you that nasty...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 28, 2019 at 02:57 PM, in iOS Apps
Camera Roll v. My Photo Stream v. iCloud Photo Stream 460 Views / 2 Replies  
On my wife's 6s (iOS 12.2), her Photos app contains the usual Camera Roll folder as well as a My Photo Stream folder (whatever that is). Camera Roll contains every photo she's ever taken. My Photo...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 28, 2019 at 12:54 PM, in iOS Apps
Springtime in Indiana...When 45 minutes out of an... 4,558 Views / 166 Replies  
Springtime in Indiana...When 45 minutes out of an hour of tv is taken over by your local Super-Doppler Storm-Team-13
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 25, 2019 at 09:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yes, Connect requires Flash. There isn't an html5... 957 Views / 9 Replies  
Yes, Connect requires Flash. There isn't an html5 option.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 24, 2019 at 06:44 AM, in Applications
When you see monsoon approach, cover dog pug with... 7,207 Views / 62 Replies  
When you see monsoon approach, cover dog pug with dish soaps. Leave dog pug outdoor in monsoon. Bright and shiny.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 21, 2019 at 04:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Here's what the missus (MFT) has to say... As... 881 Views / 14 Replies  
Here's what the missus (MFT) has to say...
As far as getting the Masters, it really doesn't matter much where it comes from. Yes, there will always be employers who go for the name schools in a...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 21, 2019 at 12:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So, when the roof was being replaced, we had the... 690 Views / 8 Replies  
So, when the roof was being replaced, we had the contractor take down the two! DishTV dishes that were there when we bought the house. It didn't seem right to just toss 'em in a landfill, but now I...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Apr 17, 2019 at 08:08 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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