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Without a warning, having your password expire -... 4,644 Views / 170 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... 1,285 Views / 57 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,... 360 Views / 6 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,... 30,897 Views / 321 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... 1,285 Views / 57 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... 4,644 Views / 170 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... 639 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... 963 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... 877 Views / 12 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... 4,644 Views / 170 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... 1,224 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... 4,644 Views / 170 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... 1,339 Views / 11 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. 4,644 Views / 170 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... 667 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,... 550 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”... 4,644 Views / 170 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... 1,509 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... 4,644 Views / 170 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... 4,644 Views / 170 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... 2,009 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... 4,644 Views / 170 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... 909 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... 909 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
Um.... That's a CH46 Sea Knight, the... 30,897 Views / 321 Replies  
Um....

That's a CH46 Sea Knight, the "little brother" of the CH47 Chinook. A solid, dependable and hard working cargo helicopter, primarily used by US Navy and Marines.

Sea Knights are...
Posted by ghporter, on May 8, 2019 at 02:35 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Parallels allows you to run Windows on an OS X... 909 Views / 14 Replies  
Parallels allows you to run Windows on an OS X host, but it can also let you run other OS X versions as well. However, I recall hearing of people having issues with Parallels "playing well" with...
Posted by ghporter, on May 8, 2019 at 02:19 PM, in macOS
That's true. There's one restroom at work that... 4,644 Views / 170 Replies  
That's true. There's one restroom at work that has a regular toilet - no auto flush robot - and when I use that one, I have to pay attention. The (nearly always inappropriately timed) auto flush...
Posted by ghporter, on May 7, 2019 at 06:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I concur. Flip down the lid, it eases itself... 4,644 Views / 170 Replies  
I concur. Flip down the lid, it eases itself down while you’re walking to the sink to wash up. Much preferable to “lower the thing gently so it won’t slam down and break” type seats.
Posted by ghporter, on May 7, 2019 at 01:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My wife and I saw it Thursday evening. HOLY... 893 Views / 15 Replies  
My wife and I saw it Thursday evening. HOLY MOTHER SQUEAKING SPONGE BALLS!!!!!! How was that a 3+ hour movie? Ok, the clock says so, but - without making it seem like everything was pushed too...
Posted by ghporter, on May 5, 2019 at 03:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have to agree about the clumsy name. For most... 47,536 Views / 366 Replies  
I have to agree about the clumsy name. For most of us in the US, “Native Americans Day” might work well. Unfortunately, the first indigenous peoples Columbus and his bunch encountered were living...
Posted by ghporter, on May 5, 2019 at 02:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
In a flash of enlightenment, I decided to simply... 724 Views / 9 Replies  
In a flash of enlightenment, I decided to simply burn two discs, with half of the stories on each disc. DUH!

That still leaves unanswered how I got more than the capacity of the CD onto that CD...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 29, 2019 at 04:31 PM, in Applications
Here's the problem, I think. The 15 tracks read... 724 Views / 9 Replies  
Here's the problem, I think. The 15 tracks read as 15 separate volumes, with their associated overhead.
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 29, 2019 at 02:50 PM, in Applications
So I’ll have to somehow put the pictures I want... 509 Views / 3 Replies  
So I’ll have to somehow put the pictures I want to keep handy in some other folder/album... Not ideal, but neither is having 2200 pictures on my phone.

Now I gotta figure out how to do that...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 29, 2019 at 01:52 PM, in iOS Apps
Good call, reader. I’ll check that in a bit. 724 Views / 9 Replies  
Good call, reader. I’ll check that in a bit.
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 29, 2019 at 01:48 PM, in Applications
The disc is an 80 min/700 MB Prime Peripherals... 724 Views / 9 Replies  
The disc is an 80 min/700 MB Prime Peripherals disc. I converted the cassette tapes to WAV in December 2000 and January 2001, and I used Windows 98, both to convert the cassette audio to WAV and to...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 29, 2019 at 12:42 PM, in Applications
While it’s possible I started with a high... 724 Views / 9 Replies  
While it’s possible I started with a high capacity disc, that’s the reason for the second part of my question. A finalized CD just looks like CD ROM unless you can read - and make sense of - the...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 29, 2019 at 10:37 AM, in Applications
Finder reports 774+ MB (775+ on disk),so I think... 724 Views / 9 Replies  
Finder reports 774+ MB (775+ on disk),so I think it’s accurate. And the .dmg from the CD is that size as well.

I have to make it an audio CD because of the equipment my sister has to play the...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 29, 2019 at 08:20 AM, in Applications
Overburning, Reading CD-R Manufacturer Data, and More 724 Views / 9 Replies  
I digitized tapes of my father-in-law reading stories for my then-infant son while we were stationed overseas, and I burned them to a CD. I want to make a copy for my niece, but the original CD...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 28, 2019 at 09:32 PM, in Applications
Managing Photos on iPhone 509 Views / 3 Replies  
I have a bazillion photos on my phone, some having been taken five phones ago, and just "restored" with each iteration of "back up old phone, restore new phone".

Thorzdad's thread...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 28, 2019 at 08:43 PM, in iOS Apps
I received my MOT a couple months after my 50th... 891 Views / 14 Replies  
I received my MOT a couple months after my 50th birthday. In a profession that takes people skills, being “not a kid anymore” is actually an advantage, no matter how old one’s colleagues are.
...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 23, 2019 at 09:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The one time a "name" school can make a... 891 Views / 14 Replies  
The one time a "name" school can make a difference is when that school has a markedly higher success rate for graduates - percent who pass certification board exams, percent who get licensed within x...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 22, 2019 at 08:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't know much about driving training in the... 2,009 Views / 51 Replies  
I don't know much about driving training in the UK, but I've heard a lot about German training. Enough to understand that being focused on driving is not just expected but MANDATORY.

Now let's...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 21, 2019 at 08:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Laminar; Your links, my flat out “it’s the law”... 2,009 Views / 51 Replies  
Laminar; Your links, my flat out “it’s the law” statement... I kinda thought I’d reinforced what you said. I see lots of TL;DR attitude when there’s a link that actually requires more than glancing...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 17, 2019 at 12:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think that “overbuilt” part is because there... 2,009 Views / 51 Replies  
I think that “overbuilt” part is because there are far too many self-important drivers who feel getting to the Starbucks drive-through as quickly as possible is far more critical than avoiding...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 16, 2019 at 04:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Not really. You gave practical reasons. I cited... 2,009 Views / 51 Replies  
Not really. You gave practical reasons. I cited (essentially) every state’s statute.

Telling someone why something is a good idea doean’t always wok. That’s when you whip out the “because it’s...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 15, 2019 at 09:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A bunch of us went to Disney World in the last... 36,347 Views / 335 Replies  
A bunch of us went to Disney World in the last week of March. My sister got back to her home in southern Michigan just fine. The next day, there was almost an inch of snow. The change from Florida...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 14, 2019 at 07:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Section 11-705 of the Uniform Vehicle Code - the... 2,009 Views / 51 Replies  
Section 11-705 of the Uniform Vehicle Code - the template for traffic laws used by virtually every US state - requires drivers “meeting or overtaking” a school bus that is stopped with the required...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 13, 2019 at 12:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Bread doesn’t have cooties, but (as far as The... 4,644 Views / 170 Replies  
Bread doesn’t have cooties, but (as far as The Health Department is concerned) random food service people might. So, in an abundance of lawsuit avoidance, places like bakeries avoid their employees...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 12, 2019 at 07:30 PM, in MacNN Lounge
People who hold their cell phones wrong. ... 4,644 Views / 170 Replies  
People who hold their cell phones wrong.

Hold like it’s a Star Trek communicator...WRONG

Hold it so you talk to the bottom end of the phone...WRONG

Hold it right in front of your face as...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 9, 2019 at 06:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think Amazon's shipping is much more locally... 83,684 Views / 571 Replies  
I think Amazon's shipping is much more locally managed than UPS's. Stuff gets to an Amazon distribution center, and it's that center's responsibility to get it delivered.

I also think that Amazon...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 7, 2019 at 03:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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