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Fishing line is pretty close to "cheap... 5,860 Views / 138 Replies  
Fishing line is pretty close to "cheap fiberoptic," so that's part of your problem.

Heavy black cotton button thread, on the other hand, may just do the job. It's cheap, non-polluting, and easy...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 13, 2019 at 08:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hopefully the residents of those phones were... 5,860 Views / 138 Replies  
Hopefully the residents of those phones were deceased prior to your disassembling them... It's an "ewwwwww" kind of job to clean out deceased residents, but it's worse when they ain't quite dead. I...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 11, 2019 at 10:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Thanks! Of course it is an ellipse, but also of... 547 Views / 4 Replies  
Thanks! Of course it is an ellipse, but also of course that word was just refusing to come to the surface of my brain.

And of course you're right. That ellipse is exactly the thing. It's a...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 10, 2019 at 03:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Math Geek Question 547 Views / 4 Replies  
I have a right circular cylinder, (circle on the x-z axes) and a plane on the x-z axes. If the plane is tilted 40 degrees from the y axis of the cylinder, is there a straightforward and direct (i.e....
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 10, 2019 at 02:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Volt-Amps is the power capacity of the battery... 1,512 Views / 16 Replies  
Volt-Amps is the power capacity of the battery backed portion of the UPS. More is better.

Depending on which Mac you are using, and the power requirements of your external drives, you want enough...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 9, 2019 at 08:35 PM, in Applications
Plane schedules are a lot more flexible than... 10,152 Views / 198 Replies  
Plane schedules are a lot more flexible than train schedules. Especially British train schedules.

It's not like they won't run the 9:47 to Bristol if they don't sell enough seats, like the way...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 8, 2019 at 09:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I guess I'm a relic. I thought EVERYBODY knew... 1,512 Views / 16 Replies  
I guess I'm a relic. I thought EVERYBODY knew what uninterruptible power supplies were... I've used them on everything since a lightning strike near my house killed a bunch of my electronics.
...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 8, 2019 at 09:08 PM, in Applications
I get the feeling that "passed my lips" includes... 5,860 Views / 138 Replies  
I get the feeling that "passed my lips" includes a large range of audio volumes. Under your breath, fully out loud, "intended for Adobe to actually hear you curse them.

I've had related...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 7, 2019 at 09:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't have issues getting in to see someone for... 10,152 Views / 198 Replies  
I don't have issues getting in to see someone for things like a sore throat. I have issues with my clinic changing my PCM... My health care is through the military, and our clinic is very...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 7, 2019 at 09:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Check power to both your computer and your TM... 1,512 Views / 16 Replies  
Check power to both your computer and your TM device. I have both my iMac and its external drive (its Time Machine drive) on an UPS for this very reason. Either the iMac or the external drive was...
Posted by ghporter, on Aug 7, 2019 at 09:05 PM, in Applications
Yep. Red underneath and nobody will see the gaps. 5,860 Views / 138 Replies  
Yep. Red underneath and nobody will see the gaps.
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 28, 2019 at 09:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Stupid motorcycle riding, or "overcome by... 39,436 Views / 373 Replies  
Stupid motorcycle riding, or "overcome by conditions?" Either way, I hope that guy bought a lottery ticket right away!
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 28, 2019 at 09:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If it’s a “proper” prop, only the top layer... 5,860 Views / 138 Replies  
If it’s a “proper” prop, only the top layer really has to be anything at all....

But I’m assuming that there’s a reason for 100 or so apples. And I kinda think it has to do with “upsetting” that...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 27, 2019 at 06:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Tech forums, in general, not just... 3,407 Views / 66 Replies  
Tech forums, in general, not just audio/computer/AV/electronics tech, seem to be overall pretty darn slow. I follow a few technical boards related to firearms, and most of them are snooze city as...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 29, 2019 at 09:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I recommend trying Opera and Chrome. They have... 1,668 Views / 5 Replies  
I recommend trying Opera and Chrome. They have different plusses and minuses, but between Safari, Opera and Chrome, you'll be able to see if it's a browser issue.

Also, this article explains...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 29, 2019 at 09:12 PM, in macOS
I've traveled to places I never expected to go,... 2,150 Views / 14 Replies  
I've traveled to places I never expected to go, and not been to places I always wanted to go. It is not a zero sum experience.

I think everyone in relatively wealthy countries should visit very...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 28, 2019 at 08:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
More interesting is that the security updates... 2,444 Views / 2 Replies  
More interesting is that the security updates page is extremely vague, "Apple doesn't disclose, discuss, or confirm security issues until an investigation has occurred and patches or releases are...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 28, 2019 at 08:35 PM, in Networking
I think, from the number of different tram... 39,436 Views / 373 Replies  
I think, from the number of different tram drivers we’ve seen NOT flinching, that they are actually trained to not screw up by flinching and slamming on the brakes. Something like “When the idiot...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 25, 2019 at 08:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Lane splitting is illegal in Texas, and given the... 2,550 Views / 32 Replies  
Lane splitting is illegal in Texas, and given the way most Texas drivers behave, that’s a good thing.

The problem with splitting is that the cyclist doesn’t have any way to know what the motorists...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 25, 2019 at 08:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think a minicopter is better for chasing cats... 58,889 Views / 391 Replies  
I think a minicopter is better for chasing cats than a vacuum. Mine all scatter when the vacuum turns on - anywhere in the house. But something that flies around and makes a little noise is a...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 25, 2019 at 07:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Just to stoke a little fire here, my local paper... 3,407 Views / 66 Replies  
Just to stoke a little fire here, my local paper featured an item about this subject (https://www.expressnews.com/opinion/commentary/article/Recession-vs-removals-What-slowed-Mexican-14029162.php). ...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 23, 2019 at 09:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There was a WHOLE lot of water on that road, but... 39,436 Views / 373 Replies  
There was a WHOLE lot of water on that road, but it’s really easy to not grasp that while you’re riding. And maybe the water collecting on the road was from heavier rain uphill, because it looks...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 23, 2019 at 10:05 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I had initially expected something horrible to... 39,436 Views / 373 Replies  
I had initially expected something horrible to happen to the motorcyclist... No, it was a moron being a moron, and getting an object lesson in physics along the way.

Is that a Camaro that just...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 22, 2019 at 10:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
While visiting Cozumel, my wife and I bought a... 3,163 Views / 27 Replies  
While visiting Cozumel, my wife and I bought a variety of high-cocoa chocolates, all locally made. They are excellent.

I find that milk chocolate tastes bland, flat and (usually) overly sweet,...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 19, 2019 at 07:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
https://media.giphy.com/media/sBl8Fowq0ErFC/giphy.... 39,436 Views / 373 Replies  
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Posted by ghporter, on Jun 19, 2019 at 06:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have an app on my iPad for checking Texas... 10,152 Views / 198 Replies  
I have an app on my iPad for checking Texas Lottery tickets. It reads the barcode and tells you if that ticket is a winner or not. If it says "this ticket is not a winner," the way to get out of...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 18, 2019 at 08:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Without a warning, having your password expire -... 10,152 Views / 198 Replies  
Without a warning, having your password expire - especially a password for something you log into not-too-regularly - is much more than a minor irritant.

My work passwords are the other way...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 16, 2019 at 07:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Artworks-wise, yeah. His particular works... 5,729 Views / 69 Replies  
Artworks-wise, yeah. His particular works are...OK. But for leading the pack out of the fog of Impressionism, that he deserves kudos for.

And by “fog,” I mean the sense that by Gauguin’s time it...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 16, 2019 at 07:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Beto's biggest asset is that he almost beat Cruz,... 1,292 Views / 20 Replies  
Beto's biggest asset is that he almost beat Cruz, without any PAC money, without even real support from the state party until late in the game, just real grassroots support. He nearly beat an...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 15, 2019 at 09:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If the cam driver was actually paying attention,... 39,436 Views / 373 Replies  
If the cam driver was actually paying attention, yes he could have avoided the accident. He seems to have just stayed at the same speed, despite conditions. Not paying attention, not alcohol or...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 15, 2019 at 09:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Conans Pizza, Austin, TX. Deep Pan Pizza baked... 5,729 Views / 69 Replies  
Conans Pizza, Austin, TX. Deep Pan Pizza baked in a magical oven... They don't call it "Chicago Style" or anything like that. Excellent (thick) crust, great ingredients, a sauce that makes other...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 13, 2019 at 02:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Because Mail is kind of stupid when it comes to... 10,152 Views / 198 Replies  
Because Mail is kind of stupid when it comes to spam filtering, I go through my Junk folder on a regular basis. I get "please confirm your unsubscribe request" emails constantly. That's what the...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 12, 2019 at 11:57 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Assuming rules and standards can be developed for... 2,975 Views / 15 Replies  
Assuming rules and standards can be developed for commercial, low-altitude, autonomous vehicles, I'm not too much against it.

However that's a BIG assumption. And I almost never need something -...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 12, 2019 at 11:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Frankly, iTunes grew into bloatware, so it's not... 2,457 Views / 8 Replies  
Frankly, iTunes grew into bloatware, so it's not surprising that a new, music-only application could be faster. However, I haven't seen much more than "this is new and wonderful" from Apple, so I...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 12, 2019 at 11:47 AM, in Applications
And... Have you turned your laptop OFF and then... 2,423 Views / 14 Replies  
And... Have you turned your laptop OFF and then restarted it recently? That is seriously a first step to figuring out what's going on.

If, after a cold restart (not "Restart" but off and then...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 12, 2019 at 11:43 AM, in macOS
I occasionally discover Canadian change even down... 10,152 Views / 198 Replies  
I occasionally discover Canadian change even down here in Texas. Of course, since I grew up near Detroit, I already know what I'm looking at, so it's pretty easy to spot them.

As for the quarters...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 5, 2019 at 09:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
AT&T and Verizon almost certainly do NOT build... 3,602 Views / 21 Replies  
AT&T and Verizon almost certainly do NOT build their own cell site equipment. Companies like Siemens, Samsung, Nokia-Erickson and maybe others build the radio systems and much of the data portion as...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 1, 2019 at 07:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Beats the heck out of Abcde...(AB sid ee). And... 10,152 Views / 198 Replies  
Beats the heck out of Abcde...(AB sid ee). And yes I've encountered that in a putative adult. Her mother was my patient for some sort of orthopedic issue, and did not otherwise seem psychotic.
...
Posted by ghporter, on May 25, 2019 at 05:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Writing annual performance reports, and award and... 3,686 Views / 15 Replies  
Writing annual performance reports, and award and decoration recommendations in the Air Force gave me the opportunity to craft compelling verbiage that obliged the reader to prioritize the candidate...
Posted by ghporter, on May 24, 2019 at 09:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Clothes pins are da bomb. 10,152 Views / 198 Replies  
Clothes pins are da bomb.
Posted by ghporter, on May 23, 2019 at 09:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The Parallels documentation should tell you about... 1,182 Views / 12 Replies  
The Parallels documentation should tell you about how to install OS X as a guest OS. Apparently Parallels 13 works fine with Mountain Lion as a guest OS....
Posted by ghporter, on May 17, 2019 at 09:20 PM, in macOS
I loved how Tim could crack everybody else up,... 1,340 Views / 2 Replies  
I loved how Tim could crack everybody else up, and how much fun they had on those shows - particularly when Tim would mess with everybody.
Posted by ghporter, on May 16, 2019 at 07:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I remember studying “The 7 Bridges of Konigsberg”... 10,152 Views / 198 Replies  
I remember studying “The 7 Bridges of Konigsberg” problem in college. It started out as a bit of a free for all, with several of us simply trying to draw a solution (on paper). Then the professor...
Posted by ghporter, on May 12, 2019 at 03:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Select “Directions.” At the top of the page are... 4,352 Views / 2 Replies  
Select “Directions.” At the top of the page are shown your start and destination locations. Under the destination box it shows Car, Bus/Train, Walk, Cab, and Bike, which may be just off screen on...
Posted by ghporter, on May 12, 2019 at 03:17 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I'm aware of this, and that it actually saves a... 10,152 Views / 198 Replies  
I'm aware of this, and that it actually saves a lot of fuel. This guy's route went past us after multiple right turns... I'm pretty sure it's more a matter of the driver not knowing our (pretty...
Posted by ghporter, on May 10, 2019 at 01:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
True. It was delivered a little while after I... 10,152 Views / 198 Replies  
True. It was delivered a little while after I posted. The driver said he was covering this route "to help a guy out," so the twisty-turny path makes a little more sense. But just a little. :D
Posted by ghporter, on May 9, 2019 at 08:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow...... I'm a parent (as if it wasn't already... 3,944 Views / 51 Replies  
Wow...... I'm a parent (as if it wasn't already obvious). That's petrifying.
Posted by ghporter, on May 9, 2019 at 07:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
What in the wide, wide world of sports is the... 10,152 Views / 198 Replies  
What in the wide, wide world of sports is the logic/algorithm/magic behind a UPS delivery route?

There's a package on its way for my wife. UPS lets you track the truck. It has gone past, around,...
Posted by ghporter, on May 9, 2019 at 07:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
From my experience, it’s hard to goof up... 1,402 Views / 14 Replies  
From my experience, it’s hard to goof up installing Virtual Box if you follow the instructions, have enough free space, etc. I’d restart the physical machine and try again.

I have VB running on a...
Posted by ghporter, on May 9, 2019 at 09:22 AM, in macOS
I didn't see any real curve for VB. Keep in mind... 1,402 Views / 14 Replies  
I didn't see any real curve for VB. Keep in mind that Parallels has paid advertising and Virtual Box does not, so some of what you've read may be advertising rather than real experience.

Both...
Posted by ghporter, on May 8, 2019 at 08:57 PM, in macOS
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