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I don't have traditional TV, but was visiting a... 266 Views / 4 Replies  
I don't have traditional TV, but was visiting a house with cable today. Familiar-sounding Peloton ad ran. Looks like it's not just YouTube - treadmills for everyone.
Posted by reader50, on Feb 24, 2020 at 09:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Treadmills. Lots and lots of treadmills. 266 Views / 4 Replies  
Must be that time of year. When people are doing post-holiday resolutions. So - nonstop treadmill ads on YouTube. NordicTrack and Peloton, often back-to-back. Multiple times per video.

Anyone else...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 23, 2020 at 08:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I haven't come up with an angle on this. In 2016,... 4,752 Views / 63 Replies  
I haven't come up with an angle on this. In 2016, Russia supported Sanders to weaken Hillary. Which didn't make sense either - polling suggested Sanders would have won against Trump in 2016. Hillary...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 23, 2020 at 02:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
When Boot Camp would not help, I tried externals... 504 Views / 8 Replies  
When Boot Camp would not help, I tried externals first. Win10 would not boot from USB or FW in my tests. That's why I ended up giving it an internal drive.
Posted by reader50, on Feb 17, 2020 at 02:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
Boot Camp does not support Win10 on a... 504 Views / 8 Replies  
Boot Camp does not support Win10 on a cheesegrater Mac Pro. So I put a spare hard drive in, and did a full Win10 install. Added most of the Boot Camp drivers later - you can download them separately....
Posted by reader50, on Feb 16, 2020 at 10:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
Curiously, my UNiGiNE Valley graphics benchmark... 504 Views / 8 Replies  
Curiously, my UNiGiNE Valley graphics benchmark is almost identical to those with the 7970. CPU load is minimal, so it must be choking on something. I thought it was the PCIe-2 bus running at PCIe-1...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 15, 2020 at 10:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
Got a deal on a Radeon RX 580 504 Views / 8 Replies  
It seems RX 580 cards had a recent price drop. Or they're being cleared out. Newegg (https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?N=100007709%20601296377%20600494828&Order=PRICE) has them for as little as $150 (after...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 15, 2020 at 01:13 AM, in Mac Desktops
If you're going to raise the dead, you need hot... 3,347 Views / 32 Replies  
If you're going to raise the dead, you need hot and spicy. Mild ranch doesn't cut it.

I love Zapps Jalapeno. But it's not stocked on the west coast. Very occasionally, I'll order a case.
Posted by reader50, on Feb 14, 2020 at 06:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I suppose he didn't like all the traffic. So he... 251,704 Views / 1,143 Replies  
I suppose he didn't like all the traffic. So he drove around to spread nails. A true believer would have spread nails from a bike, or while on foot.

Very few nails would land point-up. He must not...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 13, 2020 at 11:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Do you have more than one email provider? ie -... 815 Views / 5 Replies  
Do you have more than one email provider? ie - gmail, .mac, hotmail, lavabit? Try sending test emails through the other providers. See if it's on your end (all providers affected), or a particular...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 12, 2020 at 11:21 PM, in Applications
Absolutely agree on avoiding ISP email. It's a... 508 Views / 8 Replies  
Absolutely agree on avoiding ISP email. It's a trap to prevent you from shopping for a better ISP. I use gmail for less-important stuff (shopping, commenting, youtube), and a paid service for...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 12, 2020 at 11:17 PM, in Networking
Besides NY Pizza and Kansas City Steaks, we now... 1,889 Views / 33 Replies  
Besides NY Pizza and Kansas City Steaks, we now have Illinois Pot. Yet more connoisseur brands.

The linked article needs more focus. Other than the top picture pair, all later pics are unrelated...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 11, 2020 at 01:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Convenient. You can buy the cookies, and the... 1,889 Views / 33 Replies  
Convenient. You can buy the cookies, and the secret ingredient, all on the same stop.
Posted by reader50, on Feb 10, 2020 at 05:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
subego, your commentary is not impressing. I... 17,084 Views / 136 Replies  
subego, your commentary is not impressing. I haven't learned a single new word so far. My dashcam caught something very similar a few years back, and I had things to say. I've been more careful on...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 8, 2020 at 10:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
4chan is enough of an explanation for me. But if... 4,752 Views / 63 Replies  
4chan is enough of an explanation for me. But if anyone famous did a prank call, that would indeed be news. I imagine the line is recorded for accuracy.
Posted by reader50, on Feb 7, 2020 at 01:08 AM, in Political/War Lounge
OK, there was a bit more to the Iowa Dem result... 4,752 Views / 63 Replies  
OK, there was a bit more to the Iowa Dem result delays than previously reported. It seems Trump supporters flooded the backup...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 6, 2020 at 09:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My answer is the same as subego's. It's all paper... 4,752 Views / 63 Replies  
My answer is the same as subego's. It's all paper here, except for an electronic booth or two. For those who request it.

Mail-in ballots (also paper) have gotten big in California. The vast...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 4, 2020 at 11:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
They didn't test their reporting app at scale... 4,752 Views / 63 Replies  
They didn't test their reporting app at scale before the polls. Must have done limited testing, with an idle server. Turns out it didn't scale well, and the single phone line for manual backup wasn't...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 4, 2020 at 06:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
el chupacabra, your link goes to a story about... 1,889 Views / 33 Replies  
el chupacabra, your link goes to a story about not idling gas cars. I couldn't see anything about hydroponics or Europe.

edit after link fix: an odd story. Why build greenhouses out of plastic?...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 1, 2020 at 07:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
They keep adding bike lanes around here, but I'm... 17,084 Views / 136 Replies  
They keep adding bike lanes around here, but I'm not sure I've seen a single cyclist in the last few years. Of course, this is desert country. It's blazing hot, except when it's freezing cold. Spring...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 1, 2020 at 02:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don't expect a real trial on the issues. It's... 10,734 Views / 147 Replies  
I don't expect a real trial on the issues. It's clearly party loyalty first.

Sad state of affairs - we've come to expect corruption, and are not surprised by that outcome. But I fail to see what...
Posted by reader50, on Feb 1, 2020 at 03:39 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Your mystery sound. That isn't a collision, and... 17,084 Views / 136 Replies  
Your mystery sound. That isn't a collision, and you had clearance everywhere I could see. There was a curb seam that aligned with the sound, along with a white bag (?) which might have had something...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 31, 2020 at 09:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You crossed a solid white line (while... 17,084 Views / 136 Replies  
You crossed a solid white line (while signalling), into a turn lane that was still a bike lane. S/he crossed at the broken lines, but without looking or signalling.

I'd put most of it on the other...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 31, 2020 at 05:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
McDonalds will take customization orders for... 1,800 Views / 78 Replies  
McDonalds will take customization orders for their burgers. You can definitely order them plain and/or without cheese. I've never tried a "no ketchup" order, but they should take it.
Posted by reader50, on Jan 30, 2020 at 03:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My Dominos and Pizza Hut both opened in the 5-10... 1,800 Views / 78 Replies  
My Dominos and Pizza Hut both opened in the 5-10 years ago frame. I didn't pay attention to them at the time. I think the Pizza Hut is older, but not certain.

Pizza Hut: no dining. Some chairs to...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 29, 2020 at 07:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Europe must not have our housing problems. Many... 7,021 Views / 81 Replies  
Europe must not have our housing problems. Many people commute up to 100 miles to reach work each day.

I've read that ~70% of the Los Angeles area is zoned for single-family housing, and no one...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 28, 2020 at 04:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Street View image of the intersection before the... 7,021 Views / 81 Replies  
Street View image of the intersection before the downgrade. The side street was just as wide. Bike lanes were already present.

https://i.imgur.com/1YfUZpE.jpg

Has to be a deliberate choke...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 28, 2020 at 01:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I tried Dominos once. It seemed fair. Pizza Hut... 1,800 Views / 78 Replies  
I tried Dominos once. It seemed fair. Pizza Hut is closer, and I like them more. No other pizza places nearby, so no other data.
Posted by reader50, on Jan 27, 2020 at 07:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
An example roundabout in a town nearby. This used... 7,021 Views / 81 Replies  
An example roundabout in a town nearby. This used to be a normal intersection of 4-lane roads. With signal lights. Some misguided person changed it to a 1-lane roundabout, and narrowed both roads to...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 27, 2020 at 05:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Might there be a young supervillain behind this... 251,704 Views / 1,143 Replies  
Might there be a young supervillain behind this story?

Favorite quote:
Posted by reader50, on Jan 27, 2020 at 04:42 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That link is light on specific policy positions.... 557 Views / 14 Replies  
That link is light on specific policy positions. I usually won't vote for a politician who avoids stating their positions in detail. Instead, we get "follow Trump", "strong foreign policy", and...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 22, 2020 at 02:44 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Try adding a bit of hot sauce to pizza. Cranks up... 1,040 Views / 14 Replies  
Try adding a bit of hot sauce to pizza. Cranks up the heat nicely.
Posted by reader50, on Jan 21, 2020 at 04:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I thought the golden toilet was Winston... 573 Views / 5 Replies  
I thought the golden toilet was Winston Churchill's, and had been stolen.
Posted by reader50, on Jan 17, 2020 at 05:02 PM, in Political/War Lounge
How many Commandments has Trump broken? 573 Views / 5 Replies  
Considering how many Christian evangelicals support Trump, it occurred to me to tally up his score on the big sins.

note: there is disagreement on the Ten Commandments...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 17, 2020 at 04:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Lead piping can be replaced slowly if there is no... 46,494 Views / 353 Replies  
Lead piping can be replaced slowly if there is no contact with the water. ie - if a mineral layer has thoroughly coated the inside of the pipes. That's how it was in Flint before hand.

An...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 15, 2020 at 01:36 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The Contacts app used to be called Address Book.... 2,868 Views / 6 Replies  
The Contacts app used to be called Address Book. It got renamed to Contacts in Mountain Lion.

If it isn't in your Dock, you can find it any time at the real location:

/Mac...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 13, 2020 at 08:20 PM, in Applications
Plug the holes, and set traps. Or borrow a cat. ... 46,494 Views / 353 Replies  
Plug the holes, and set traps. Or borrow a cat.

Everyone thinks it will run back outside to its home. They don't. Once they find a nice place, with food and good temperature, they're home. They...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 12, 2020 at 12:06 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Why didn't someone crawl through the crawl space,... 46,494 Views / 353 Replies  
Why didn't someone crawl through the crawl space, and fix it without cutting holes in your floor?

Temp fix for the hole (assuming it's smallish): stuff it with steel wool (or brass wool). The...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 11, 2020 at 11:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: That map is scary. Never mind opinions on Trump -... 2,791 Views / 43 Replies  
That map is scary. Never mind opinions on Trump - why are US voters so bad at geography?

Someone thinks Iran is within easy driving distance of London.
Assorted brain-damage-types place it...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 10, 2020 at 09:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: Iran's response was far more measured than I'd... 2,791 Views / 43 Replies  
Iran's response was far more measured than I'd expected. They fired on two high-alert bases, among the least likely to be taken by surprise. Iran notified the Iraqi PM of the targets before the...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 9, 2020 at 04:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Why would anyone want to watch that? It sounds... 1,198 Views / 6 Replies  
Why would anyone want to watch that? It sounds like they all agree closely with each other. No debate expected, no disagreements, no hellfire for each other if someone doesn't give up their blasphemy...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 8, 2020 at 01:19 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: So now Trump is threatening... 2,791 Views / 43 Replies  
So now Trump is threatening (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/05/donald-trump-vows-to-hit-52-sites-very-hard-if-iran-retaliates-for-suleimani-killing) to bomb cultural sites in Iran. If...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 6, 2020 at 07:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Poll: Suleimani was assassinated while his motorcade... 2,791 Views / 43 Replies  
Suleimani was assassinated while his motorcade departed Baghdad International Airport, which is within Iraq, not within Iran. The airspace violation is against Iraq, which certainly did not agree to...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 5, 2020 at 07:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
We might be seeing more stuff like that. An... 84,233 Views / 525 Replies  
We might be seeing more stuff like that. An unrelated article (https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a29732878/electric-cars-sales-manual-transmission/) mentioned that in 2019 electric cars outsold...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 5, 2020 at 07:09 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: This assassination seems like a bad idea. But I... 2,791 Views / 43 Replies  
This assassination seems like a bad idea. But I haven't formed a real opinion - facts are in dispute.

We violated Iraqi air space to do the hit. Bad. But Iraq failed to protect our embassy. It is...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 4, 2020 at 06:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Just checked up on US marijuana legalization... 1,889 Views / 33 Replies  
Just checked up on US marijuana legalization (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legality_of_cannabis_by_U.S._jurisdiction), and it's farther along than I'd thought.

Recreational legal: 11 states + DC...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 3, 2020 at 07:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
kevs, you have impressively unusual problems. And... 3,600 Views / 26 Replies  
kevs, you have impressively unusual problems. And I just had a thought.

Do you have a practical joker in the house? Or relative so inclined, who visits all too often? Putting an especially hard...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 3, 2020 at 06:16 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Hopefully that way, and not the other. I remember... 1,889 Views / 33 Replies  
Hopefully that way, and not the other. I remember after Colorado legalized, I read some stories about neighboring states. At least one stationed extra Revenue Officers on the highways to Colorado. To...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 2, 2020 at 11:41 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If the cat slept on a keyboard while you were... 2,432 Views / 5 Replies  
If the cat slept on a keyboard while you were gone, it will be stone dead. Need recharge.

Also, even keyboards can crash today. Try turning each keyboard off, then on.
Posted by reader50, on Jan 2, 2020 at 11:37 PM, in Mac Notebooks
You can definitely print labels from within... 2,868 Views / 6 Replies  
You can definitely print labels from within Contacts.

Select one or more Contacts

Contacts -> File -> Print... -> [Show Details button] if not already selected -> Style [ popup menu ]

Change...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 2, 2020 at 11:34 PM, in Applications
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