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As I've mentioned before, my wife works as... 4,495 Views / 252 Replies  
As I've mentioned before, my wife works as administrator at a home healthcare service. Poop is now starting to hit the fan there, as clients are starting to cancel service out of concern for people...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Today at 01:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
New gold toilets for Mar-a-Lago! 4,495 Views / 252 Replies  
New gold toilets for Mar-a-Lago!
Posted by Thorzdad, on Yesterday at 05:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It appears Trump has given-up on his Easter... 4,495 Views / 252 Replies  
It appears Trump has given-up on his Easter deadline and extended things to the end of April. He also signed the bailout deal, but not without issuing a signing statement saying he won't comply with...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Yesterday at 02:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
On Friday, the NY Times front page included a... 4,495 Views / 252 Replies  
On Friday, the NY Times front page included a visualization (https://static01.nyt.com/images/2020/03/27/nytfrontpage/scannat.pdf) of how unemployment claims have escalated during the COVID-19...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Yesterday at 07:58 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I spoke with my cousin in San Francisco again. He... 4,495 Views / 252 Replies  
I spoke with my cousin in San Francisco again. He tells me that the powers-that-be had a change of heart and the weed stores are open. He also said that both liquor stores and the weed stores are...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 29, 2020 at 03:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My experience way back when I was in high school... 150,345 Views / 626 Replies  
My experience way back when I was in high school was more that classes were short in length, so the teacher was always crammed for time to fit even the thinnest lesson in, so they were always running...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 29, 2020 at 12:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Euchre? 195 Views / 0 Replies  
We often get together with another couple and place euchre. Of course, getting together isn't possible right now, so we'd like to try using an iOS app to play, but I'm having a hard time finding a...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 28, 2020 at 10:49 AM, in iOS Apps
I’d love to see it, but I’m not real keen on... 153 Views / 6 Replies  
I’d love to see it, but I’m not real keen on subscribing to yet another damned streaming service. It’s getting kind of ridiculous.
(Picard was only available in the US via CBS' own streaming...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 28, 2020 at 09:59 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Made cinnamon rolls from scratch for breakfast... 4,495 Views / 252 Replies  
Made cinnamon rolls from scratch for breakfast today.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 28, 2020 at 09:57 AM, in Political/War Lounge
We got both the al pastor and chorizo tacos. They... 4,495 Views / 252 Replies  
We got both the al pastor and chorizo tacos. They were delicious. They came with this creamy green hot sauce that was extremely hot and really fantastic. I’d love to have a tub of that stuff (or,...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 27, 2020 at 09:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
White House uses coronavirus as excuse to put EPA... 4,495 Views / 252 Replies  
White House uses coronavirus as excuse to put EPA enforcement on hold. (https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/03/white-house-suspends-environmental-protection-citing-coronavirus/)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 27, 2020 at 01:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Here in Indiana... • Officially, there have... 4,495 Views / 252 Replies  
Here in Indiana...
• Officially, there have been 17 deaths. At this time last week, we had 7.
• The Indy 500 has been tentatively postponed until Aug. 23
• It's, unexpectedly, been really hard...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 27, 2020 at 08:03 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Eerily beautiful drone video of downtown San... 4,495 Views / 252 Replies  
Eerily beautiful drone video of downtown San Francisco.
I have a cousin who lives in the city, and this is exactly how he describes the scene there, right now.
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Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 26, 2020 at 09:08 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Feds decline to release list of 147 nursing homes... 4,495 Views / 252 Replies  
Feds decline to release list of 147 nursing homes hit by COVID-19. (https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/03/feds-decline-to-release-list-of-147-nursing-homes-stricken-by-coronavirus/)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 26, 2020 at 08:47 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I've been making a batch of biscotti about once... 4,509 Views / 42 Replies  
I've been making a batch of biscotti about once every week-and-a-half or so. The last batch was chocolate hazelnut. It's not exactly dessert, though.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 26, 2020 at 08:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Japan and the IOC have announced the 2020... 4,495 Views / 252 Replies  
Japan and the IOC have announced the 2020 Olympics will be put off by at least a year.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 24, 2020 at 11:09 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: InDOT here has a website where you can call-up... 887 Views / 28 Replies  
InDOT here has a website where you can call-up the traffic cams posted along the interstates. They look so empty right now. True, it's a Sunday, but they're usually pretty busy even then. It will be...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 22, 2020 at 05:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Effin' snowing here at the moment. It's not going... 73,936 Views / 373 Replies  
Effin' snowing here at the moment. It's not going to stick, but still.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 22, 2020 at 05:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The current assistance plan being considered in... 4,495 Views / 252 Replies  
The current assistance plan being considered in the US penalizes people who are so poor they don't file income taxes. They'll get less assistance than someone making 50k/year.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 20, 2020 at 07:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: Must have been much more than the balljoint,... 887 Views / 28 Replies  
Must have been much more than the balljoint, then. They relieved us of far more than a couple hundred.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 20, 2020 at 01:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I was channel-surfing last night and landed on a... 4,495 Views / 252 Replies  
I was channel-surfing last night and landed on a live broadcast of the US Figure Skating Championships, from North Carolina. I was actually kind of shocked to see a live sporting event, complete with...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 20, 2020 at 12:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: She was out running an errand for her office.... 887 Views / 28 Replies  
She was out running an errand for her office. Sitting at a red light, waiting to turn left. The light changed, she accelerated, heard a loud *THUNK* and the car stopped accelerating. A passerby...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 20, 2020 at 07:16 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Senator Dumped Up to $1.6 Million of Stock After... 4,495 Views / 252 Replies  
Senator Dumped Up to $1.6 Million of Stock After Reassuring Public About Coronavirus Preparedness...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 19, 2020 at 05:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: One of the axles broke on my wife’s Honda... 887 Views / 28 Replies  
One of the axles broke on my wife’s Honda yesterday. Looks like our emergency funds will be a bit smaller than we planned.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 19, 2020 at 04:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Was listening to an interview yesterday with a... 4,495 Views / 252 Replies  
Was listening to an interview yesterday with a person who studies pandemics and the like, and she said her biggest concern was that (discounting Australia) coronavirus is only now beginning to tiptoe...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 19, 2020 at 01:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Looks like the govt. is planning for this to last... 4,495 Views / 252 Replies  
Looks like the govt. is planning for this to last at least 18 months, with multiple waves sweeping through. (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/us/politics/trump-coronavirus-plan.html)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 19, 2020 at 10:29 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Here's an overview of the new MBA.... 566 Views / 5 Replies  
Here's an overview of the new MBA. (https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/03/apple-updates-the-macbook-air-with-non-butterfly-keyboard-and-999-starting-price/) It's definitely compelling.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 19, 2020 at 08:26 AM, in Mac Notebooks
The Jenny McCarthy Gambit. 4,495 Views / 252 Replies  
The Jenny McCarthy Gambit.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 19, 2020 at 08:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: I work at home normally, so no big change for me.... 887 Views / 28 Replies  
I work at home normally, so no big change for me. My wife is director for a small home healthcare business, and their office is still open (though she sometimes works from home when she needs to get...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 18, 2020 at 08:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Free iOS apps for the duration 359 Views / 1 Replies  
Are you finding it hard to fill those stuck-at-home quarantine hours? A couple of synth manufacturers have come to the rescue, to help you pass the hours...

• Korg has made their iKaossilator app...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 18, 2020 at 05:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My cousin’s partner works at the Neiman-Marcus in... 4,495 Views / 252 Replies  
My cousin’s partner works at the Neiman-Marcus in downtown SF. She was told today that Neiman’s is closing all their stores nationwide immediately.

And, apparently the cannabis clubs there were...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 17, 2020 at 07:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Here in Indiana, the governor today ordered all... 4,495 Views / 252 Replies  
Here in Indiana, the governor today ordered all restaurants, bars, pubs, etc. closed to eat-in business. For now, they will be able to continue delivery/pick-up services.

I really hope someone in...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 16, 2020 at 01:37 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Apple has closed all Apple Stores (outside of... 4,495 Views / 252 Replies  
Apple has closed all Apple Stores (outside of China). (https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2020/03/apples-covid-19-response/)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 15, 2020 at 06:42 AM, in Political/War Lounge
My son-in-law took our granddaughter to... 4,495 Views / 252 Replies  
My son-in-law took our granddaughter to Chick-Fil-A to let her climb around in their indoor playground, only to discover they’ve closed the playground due to the difficulty of keeping it...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 14, 2020 at 11:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This is 2020. You'll have to use the Ikea catalog... 150,345 Views / 626 Replies  
This is 2020. You'll have to use the Ikea catalog instead.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 14, 2020 at 07:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
My wife works for a small home healthcare firm.... 4,495 Views / 252 Replies  
My wife works for a small home healthcare firm. Their workforce of caregivers includes many moms. With the Indy area schools closing, many of their caregivers won’t be able to work their shifts...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 13, 2020 at 08:49 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Here in Indy, everyone’s phones are blowing up... 4,495 Views / 252 Replies  
Here in Indy, everyone’s phones are blowing up over a rumor that the area Kroger warehouse is being shut down. People are bum-rushing the supermarkets in a panic.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 12, 2020 at 07:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
There's also the very real comparative effect of... 2,264 Views / 66 Replies  
There's also the very real comparative effect of the right unrelentingly heading further and further rightward, making even staid, middle-of-the-road news look radically liberal in relative terms....
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 12, 2020 at 01:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
White House told federal health agency to... 4,495 Views / 252 Replies  
White House told federal health agency to classify coronavirus deliberations....
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 12, 2020 at 07:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Welp, it’s official. It’s a pandemic... 4,495 Views / 252 Replies  
Welp, it’s official. It’s a pandemic (https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/03/covid-19-is-a-pandemic-who-declares/).
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 11, 2020 at 04:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Here in Indianapolis, the gearheads are pondering... 4,495 Views / 252 Replies  
Here in Indianapolis, the gearheads are pondering whether the 500 might be cancelled (or run without the crowd) come May.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 10, 2020 at 05:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
An Indiana school system has made the decision to... 4,495 Views / 252 Replies  
An Indiana school system has made the decision to close for the next two weeks (leading into their already-planned spring break) due to two possible cases appearing in students.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 10, 2020 at 07:40 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Ars Technica has started an information page that... 4,495 Views / 252 Replies  
Ars Technica has started an information page that they intend to update regularly. (https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/03/dont-panic-the-comprehensive-ars-technica-guide-to-the-coronavirus/)
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 9, 2020 at 08:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Liz does a really good Kate there. 6,221 Views / 60 Replies  
Liz does a really good Kate there.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 8, 2020 at 03:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The city of Austin has cancelled SXSW... 4,495 Views / 252 Replies  
The city of Austin has cancelled SXSW (https://www.statesman.com/business/20200306/sxsw-canceled-over-virus-fears).
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 7, 2020 at 09:20 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Gotta agree with you on the mushrooms, subego.... 736 Views / 10 Replies  
Gotta agree with you on the mushrooms, subego. I've never felt more content, clear-headed, and at peace than I have after an afternoon (or ten) with mushrooms. There are currently FDA-approved...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 7, 2020 at 09:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Column inching? 27,550 Views / 301 Replies  
Column inching?
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 6, 2020 at 01:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If you ever saw one in action, you'd immediately... 27,550 Views / 301 Replies  
If you ever saw one in action, you'd immediately see it as the late-industrial-age child that it is. All whirring gears and intricate clattering mechanicals, with a pot of molten lead alloy hanging...
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 5, 2020 at 01:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
At least until the mid 1880s, when the Linotype... 27,550 Views / 301 Replies  
At least until the mid 1880s, when the Linotype machine was blessedly born.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 4, 2020 at 10:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Having set cold type before, I look at those... 27,550 Views / 301 Replies  
Having set cold type before, I look at those columns and my fingers start aching.
Posted by Thorzdad, on Mar 4, 2020 at 05:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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