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-- if you're not using a VPN When visiting a... 114 Views / 2 Replies  
-- if you're not using a VPN
When visiting a non-encrypted site or service, they can theoretically see everything. If they bought the hardware & software to do so.
When visiting via HTTPS (or other...
Posted by reader50, on Jul 2, 2020 at 12:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
PC graphics cards (with rare exceptions) remain... 345 Views / 5 Replies  
PC graphics cards (with rare exceptions) remain blank during boot. On all monitors. Until late in the boot process, when the high-level drivers finish loading.

Doc's iMac shows boot graphics....
Posted by reader50, on Jun 30, 2020 at 11:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
Remember the Trump rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma? The... 389,540 Views / 2,516 Replies  
Remember the Trump rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma? The one that only a few thousand showed up for? It appears some Darwin Awards are called for.

Washington Post story...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 27, 2020 at 10:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Surface area matters for heat dissipation.... 2,047 Views / 134 Replies  
Surface area matters for heat dissipation. Shrinking the cases further will have minimal effect because the height is already small. While the top/bottom area can't change much due to the screen.
...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 27, 2020 at 02:27 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Any chance the donor card is a flashed PC card,... 345 Views / 5 Replies  
Any chance the donor card is a flashed PC card, rather than an original? A poor flash job could explain that.

I use dual monitors at home, and macOS tends to display the apple logo on the menu-bar...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 22, 2020 at 02:20 PM, in Mac Desktops
Not a completely new tactic - Pres Jair Bolsonaro... 389,540 Views / 2,516 Replies  
Not a completely new tactic - Pres Jair Bolsonaro (Brazil) has been doing it all along. Holding rallies, shaking hands, hugging supporters - and not wearing a mask. Brazil is rapidly catching up to...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 21, 2020 at 07:31 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Trump has since denied he did the firing. Barr... 325 Views / 7 Replies  
Trump has since denied he did the firing. Barr doesn't have the authority to fire him. So either:

A) Trump fired him, then lied to the press.

B) Trump told the truth. Wow. Barr lied about the...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 20, 2020 at 11:11 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The California governor has ordered mandatory... 19,883 Views / 554 Replies  
The California governor has ordered mandatory mask use in public places. We've also seen a slow-but-steady increase in daily cases. Which have reached about 4K per day.

If he follows past...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 20, 2020 at 05:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Cars already have a right-to-repair.... 2,047 Views / 134 Replies  
Cars already have a right-to-repair. Manufacturers cannot withhold parts or service manuals. Nor void warranty if something gets repaired elsewhere. This has driven a healthy market of generic...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 19, 2020 at 11:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've never owned a Drobo, but other NAS companies... 399 Views / 3 Replies  
I've never owned a Drobo, but other NAS companies have some of that. Synology or QNAP list which models are intercompatible, where you can swap drives. Though you usually have to keep the drives in...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 19, 2020 at 12:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Garrett Rolfe has been charged... 49,117 Views / 380 Replies  
Garrett Rolfe has been charged (https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/jun/17/rayshard-brooks-charges-atlanta-police-officer-garrett-rolfe), along with his buddy. The key evidence was the stun...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 17, 2020 at 07:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Garrett Rolfe, the Atlanta police officer who... 49,117 Views / 380 Replies  
Garrett Rolfe, the Atlanta police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks outside a Wendy's, was involved...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 17, 2020 at 04:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Definitely on the fence. Suspect punched two... 49,117 Views / 380 Replies  
Definitely on the fence.

Suspect punched two officers, dragging them to the ground. Then aimed a weapon back at them while running, and seemingly fired. If so, he fired first.

I'm white, and...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 16, 2020 at 12:51 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I have mixed feelings on the drive-up shooting... 49,117 Views / 380 Replies  
I have mixed feelings on the drive-up shooting after watching the video. And it's unhelpful the video cut away without letting us see the shots.
The cops sounded reasonable during the...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 15, 2020 at 01:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
macOS click-through. Where clicking on a... 66,614 Views / 403 Replies  
macOS click-through. Where clicking on a background window not only brings it to the front, but registers the click through to the app.

Whenever you do it, your cursor jumps to the click location....
Posted by reader50, on Jun 14, 2020 at 09:26 PM, in MacNN Lounge
OAW, it sounds like you could use a real desktop... 2,047 Views / 134 Replies  
OAW, it sounds like you could use a real desktop for that much WFH. With the external monitor pushing the GPU + extensive CPU loads ... maybe a modern 13" MBP can handle it.

I just tested my 2011...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 9, 2020 at 10:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'd rather Apple transitioned to AMD. Standard... 2,047 Views / 134 Replies  
I'd rather Apple transitioned to AMD. Standard CPU sockets, that you can buy upgrades for in the future. With a strong roadmap.

Apple's penchant for proprietary hardware has about done it for me....
Posted by reader50, on Jun 9, 2020 at 02:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Dust. Doesn't just settle on the floor, where... 66,614 Views / 403 Replies  
Dust. Doesn't just settle on the floor, where it's easy to clean up. It seems attracted to everywhere you don't want it. Keyboard, screen, heat sinks, other internal components. Wherever it will do...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 7, 2020 at 07:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Do the reinstall. Cloning from an app in El... 890 Views / 1 Replies  
Do the reinstall. Cloning from an app in El Capitan may be untested for an OS9 install.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 7, 2020 at 02:28 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
The other three appeared in court today... 49,117 Views / 380 Replies  
The other three appeared in court today...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 4, 2020 at 08:17 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Derek Chauvin (the knee-on-neck man) had his... 49,117 Views / 380 Replies  
Derek Chauvin (the knee-on-neck man) had his charges updated to 2nd degree murder...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 3, 2020 at 08:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Her eyes seem normal. With the big sunglasses... 1,405 Views / 8 Replies  
Her eyes seem normal. With the big sunglasses last time, I was wondering if there was a shiner. So maybe she just likes sunglasses.
Posted by reader50, on Jun 3, 2020 at 07:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
A bit of nonsense seemed called for. We have... 49,117 Views / 380 Replies  
A bit of nonsense seemed called for. We have largely unaccountable police committing murders for years (this entire thread as evidence). No one is supposed to be deprived of their life without due...
Posted by reader50, on Jun 2, 2020 at 02:08 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Agreed. We're in a global crisis, and churches... 19,883 Views / 554 Replies  
Agreed. We're in a global crisis, and churches were not singled out. It should not have been a 5-4 vote. Per the 1st Amendment:

Relevant parts shown. People can still assemble, even in large...
Posted by reader50, on May 31, 2020 at 11:29 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I agree that with guns as expensive as they are,... 49,117 Views / 380 Replies  
I agree that with guns as expensive as they are, whites likely own more per-capita than blacks. So cops feel safer skipping politeness and going for max violence vs blacks. But taking away guns not...
Posted by reader50, on May 31, 2020 at 07:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm buying it that the looters are a distinct... 49,117 Views / 380 Replies  
I'm buying it that the looters are a distinct group from protesters, with minimal overlap. The protesters want policy changes, while the looters want to stir the pot. And/or score some cheap...
Posted by reader50, on May 31, 2020 at 03:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Recovery partitions do not show in Startup Disk... 945 Views / 7 Replies  
Recovery partitions do not show in Startup Disk pref pane. I do see them in the firmware boot selector.
Posted by reader50, on May 29, 2020 at 05:58 PM, in macOS
iPartition could clone the OS9 driver partition... 279 Views / 4 Replies  
iPartition could clone the OS9 driver partition across. Though you'd want it in the usual position at the beginning.

That said, I'd reformat and re-clone as the simplest choice.
Posted by reader50, on May 29, 2020 at 05:55 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Derek Chauvin (the knee-on-neck man) has been... 49,117 Views / 380 Replies  
Derek Chauvin (the knee-on-neck man) has been arrested...
Posted by reader50, on May 29, 2020 at 02:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I wouldn't want to be in those 4 (former)... 49,117 Views / 380 Replies  
I wouldn't want to be in those 4 (former) officers' shoes normally. But right now, especially not. Commit a convincing-looking murder. Do it on camera, from multiple angles. In front of a ton of...
Posted by reader50, on May 29, 2020 at 02:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm on Mojave, and "classic view" has been... 964 Views / 7 Replies  
I'm on Mojave, and "classic view" has been present for a long time. If you're on Catalina, then Apple may have sold us classic users down the river.
Posted by reader50, on May 28, 2020 at 05:55 PM, in Applications
To have the power to lie, without anyone pointing... 971 Views / 12 Replies  
To have the power to lie, without anyone pointing it out. And if someone does point out the lie, the liar the reporter must be slapped down.

Because only the King can always be right.
Posted by reader50, on May 28, 2020 at 04:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You're viewing with Organize by Conversation,... 964 Views / 7 Replies  
You're viewing with Organize by Conversation, which groups related emails. That's probably why the Received By column is missing, as groups have divergent arrival dates. I've avoided the...
Posted by reader50, on May 28, 2020 at 01:32 PM, in Applications
Doc, are you using an odd Mail view? I use the... 964 Views / 7 Replies  
Doc, are you using an odd Mail view? I use the classic view I'm used to, dating back to the PPC days. In the mails pane, I click on the column header for Date Received. It sorts just fine.

If...
Posted by reader50, on May 27, 2020 at 02:47 PM, in Applications
Based on incidents like this continuing to... 49,117 Views / 380 Replies  
Based on incidents like this continuing to happen, the most reasonable guess is they were happening all along. And police body cams haven't helped much, due to turn-offs and departments that only...
Posted by reader50, on May 27, 2020 at 12:12 AM, in Political/War Lounge
When I want recovery partitions for multiple OS... 945 Views / 7 Replies  
When I want recovery partitions for multiple OS versions on a single drive, I use iPartition to clone the recovery partition in question from a source drive.

Coriolis Systems...
Posted by reader50, on May 25, 2020 at 07:00 PM, in macOS
Here mostly. Apple has a feedback form used for... 837 Views / 12 Replies  
Here mostly. Apple has a feedback form used for bug reports. But no standard way to protest policies. I support the Right To Repair movement, and will vote for it should we get it on the ballot here...
Posted by reader50, on May 25, 2020 at 02:36 PM, in macOS
#4 MacBook with GMA 950 - can run up to Mountain... 653 Views / 11 Replies  
#4 MacBook with GMA 950 - can run up to Mountain Lion with graphics acceleration. Although ML shipped with only the 64-bit kernel, the first dev preview included the 32-bit kernel. So a hacked...
Posted by reader50, on May 25, 2020 at 04:03 AM, in Applications
You don't need Catalina for this. Advanced screen... 653 Views / 11 Replies  
You don't need Catalina for this. Advanced screen shots are definitely in Mojave (patcher (http://dosdude1.com/mojave/)) and might be in High Sierra (patcher (http://dosdude1.com/highsierra/)). High...
Posted by reader50, on May 24, 2020 at 11:16 PM, in Applications
The built-in options are substantial, though they... 653 Views / 11 Replies  
The built-in options are substantial, though they vary by macOS version. shift-command-5 for the screenshop app, where you can control what the keyboard shortcuts do.

In macOS, click on Help menu,...
Posted by reader50, on May 24, 2020 at 02:53 PM, in Applications
To have a broad range of data? Using this... 19,883 Views / 554 Replies  
To have a broad range of data? Using this reasoning, we should compare the US to only the closest analogue. Ignoring all the other countries. Good science studies everything.

I'm fine with...
Posted by reader50, on May 24, 2020 at 01:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't remember the "closest" part. I thought... 19,883 Views / 554 Replies  
I don't remember the "closest" part. I thought Oreo's been arguing S. Korea is a valid comparison, with focus on policy choices. Numerous news stories have mentioned the USA and SK got their first...
Posted by reader50, on May 24, 2020 at 12:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
What I'm interested in is the US states that... 19,883 Views / 554 Replies  
What I'm interested in is the US states that reopened everything right away vs the cautious states. I was expecting spikes in the case rankings from the wide-open states.

Turns out it's more...
Posted by reader50, on May 23, 2020 at 03:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
pmset is an OSX Terminal command. But the... 1,344 Views / 9 Replies  
pmset is an OSX Terminal command. But the settings it modifies might carry over to OS 9. For more info, Terminal -> man pmset

You could try stopping at OS 9.1 or try Mac OS 9 Lives! downloads...
Posted by reader50, on May 23, 2020 at 12:29 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
So you're at risk if you take a TV out of the... 49,117 Views / 380 Replies  
So you're at risk if you take a TV out of the store. And you're at risk if you bring a TV back into the store. Obviously the problem is local brick-and-mortar stores. Screw local employment, order...
Posted by reader50, on May 19, 2020 at 10:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
We may be on the verge of swearing in President... 19,883 Views / 554 Replies  
We may be on the verge of swearing in President Pence. Trump is taking (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/may/19/hydroxychloroquine-trump-and-covid-19-what-you-need-to-know) hydroxychloroquine...
Posted by reader50, on May 19, 2020 at 10:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Upon rechecking your model info, it was released... 837 Views / 12 Replies  
Upon rechecking your model info, it was released with Sierra 10.12.4. The logic board came out in 2015 with Yosemite 10.10.2

Apparently you can indeed install Sierra, or anything from 10.10.2...
Posted by reader50, on May 19, 2020 at 07:31 PM, in macOS
I complain frequently about Apple's removal of... 837 Views / 12 Replies  
I complain frequently about Apple's removal of upgrade options. And I'm not happy about how they're locking down the OS either. Like making it mandatory to sign graphics drivers, then refusing to...
Posted by reader50, on May 19, 2020 at 04:43 PM, in macOS
Apple has been eliminating internal expansion... 837 Views / 12 Replies  
Apple has been eliminating internal expansion options, or I'd have suggested an upgrade. If you post your exact MBA model, I can check if the SSD is a separate module, or soldered in place. But I'm...
Posted by reader50, on May 18, 2020 at 03:37 PM, in macOS
VNC is a remote-desktop service. You don't need... 1,131 Views / 12 Replies  
VNC is a remote-desktop service. You don't need this - if you downloaded something VNC-related, trash it.

VLC (https://www.videolan.org/) is an open-source video player. Famous for playing just...
Posted by reader50, on May 16, 2020 at 09:38 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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