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Better tell Finder to ignore ownership on the... 319 Views / 13 Replies  
Better tell Finder to ignore ownership on the external before trying this. Or you can run into a lot of permissions issues. Lots of admin passwords before making changes in copied folders, or perhaps...
Posted by reader50, on Today at 06:29 PM, in Mac Desktops
Someone dosed it with gasoline (or other... 488,715 Views / 1,056 Replies  
Someone dosed it with gasoline (or other accelerant). Neither the liquid nor solids burn - it's the vapors they give off. Because it exploded all at once, the area was already saturated with...
Posted by reader50, on Today at 02:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If the road hadn't been blocked off, I would... 488,715 Views / 1,056 Replies  
If the road hadn't been blocked off, I would blame the truck driver. You can't merge into (or cross a lane) that is already occupied. Existing user has priority over new user.

But yeah, dumb...
Posted by reader50, on Yesterday at 01:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Has this gone away? We discovered that old... 840 Views / 18 Replies  
Has this gone away?

We discovered that old sigs hosted on homepage.mac.com are dead, and cause endless page load activity in some browsers. Not mine, apparently Firefox learns to exclude failed...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 2, 2022 at 10:56 PM, in Feedback
"Follies of 2022" - does this mean the Dream... 149,690 Views / 445 Replies  
"Follies of 2022" - does this mean the Dream Recording Studio is still around? Sorta, kinda?
Posted by reader50, on Oct 2, 2022 at 10:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Definitely a scoring shot. It would take a... 488,715 Views / 1,056 Replies  
Definitely a scoring shot.

It would take a lot of practice to get that one right. But like they say, no pain, no gain.
Posted by reader50, on Oct 2, 2022 at 08:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So he resumed watching? Regarding the series... 6,827 Views / 281 Replies  
So he resumed watching?

Regarding the series continuing, it is based on 9 books. Each TV season is roughly based on a book (S1 - S3 had erratic mapping). So there are 3 books of story material...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 2, 2022 at 01:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You're protecting his data from a 16-year old HD.... 319 Views / 13 Replies  
You're protecting his data from a 16-year old HD. Sure, he can copy a few files over. He'll forget important ones, and will forget to dynamically update them.

Automated processes get everything,...
Posted by reader50, on Oct 1, 2022 at 05:15 PM, in Mac Desktops
Don't drag files to it. Turn on Time Machine, let... 319 Views / 13 Replies  
Don't drag files to it. Turn on Time Machine, let it claim the external.

note: use Disk Utility to reformat it first to GUID / MacOS Extended.
Posted by reader50, on Oct 1, 2022 at 04:09 PM, in Mac Desktops
Unsupported installs extend the lives of Macs,... 319 Views / 13 Replies  
Unsupported installs extend the lives of Macs, but a 2006 iMac is tricky.

Early- or Mid-2006 = core duo CPU. Stuck at Snow Leopard.
Late 2006 = core 2 duo, may be able to update all the way to El...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 30, 2022 at 08:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'm not clear on the original intent. Was she... 488,715 Views / 1,056 Replies  
I'm not clear on the original intent. Was she trying to headbutt the top door frame?
Posted by reader50, on Sep 30, 2022 at 05:40 AM, in MacNN Lounge
In another thread, I typed "hydrazine" (in a... 431,637 Views / 1,136 Replies  
In another thread, I typed "hydrazine" (in a rocket context) and my browser promptly underlined it as misspelled. Quick check with Dictionary - it was spelled correctly.

I understand that adding...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 30, 2022 at 01:26 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I too think it would be easy. The drone would... 6,827 Views / 281 Replies  
I too think it would be easy. The drone would periodically thrust during most of the trip, keeping the cable playing out. It would make small course corrections too. But they'd gently brake it by...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 28, 2022 at 07:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Pulling on it = almost guaranteed rebound. Also,... 6,827 Views / 281 Replies  
Pulling on it = almost guaranteed rebound. Also, this leash masses tons. That's a lot of inertia to play with.

Allowing it to reach Naomi with negligible speed is possible, braking at the winch,...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 27, 2022 at 09:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You might also need Klingon patrol routes, to... 556 Views / 4 Replies  
You might also need Klingon patrol routes, to avoid delays. So it will need a tie-in to military intelligence postings.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 27, 2022 at 08:02 PM, in Applications
The winch side on the Belter ship, brakes it to... 6,827 Views / 281 Replies  
The winch side on the Belter ship, brakes it to millimeters per second, instead of to zero. How did you jump from "not braking to a final stop" over to "not braking at all"?

"not braking to a...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 27, 2022 at 07:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It would allow inertia to silently finish the... 6,827 Views / 281 Replies  
It would allow inertia to silently finish the delivery near Naomi's face. She snaps the ends together before excess tether can slowly pile up. Then tensioning the completed tether from both sides...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 27, 2022 at 05:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A situation with negligible rebound is good... 6,827 Views / 281 Replies  
A situation with negligible rebound is good enough - the tether gets to Naomi, so she can snap it to the Roci's tether. My guess is the winch side didn't brake it to the final stop - allow a tiny...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 27, 2022 at 05:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I haven't seen any substantive news out of China... 177 Views / 8 Replies  
I haven't seen any substantive news out of China since the coup rumor hit. But I've also mostly been following the Ukraine news, so my sample is biased.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 27, 2022 at 09:40 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yep, wait 2 months after a previous vaccination,... 521,133 Views / 1,647 Replies  
Yep, wait 2 months after a previous vaccination, or 3 months after a previous infection.

It's a bivalent vaccine this time - it contains two versions:
1) a dose of the original vaccine.
2) a...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 27, 2022 at 09:37 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I used to complain about the low quality of news... 431,637 Views / 1,136 Replies  
I used to complain about the low quality of news type. They were skipping most proof-reading. This was quite pronounced a decade ago, as papers struggled financially during the transition to Internet...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 26, 2022 at 06:11 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Your example rope is springy - it will stretch a... 6,827 Views / 281 Replies  
Your example rope is springy - it will stretch a bit, then contract (pull) back to the real max length. The outcome from the example would depend on how hard you apply the brake to the rope. Apply it...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 26, 2022 at 12:25 AM, in MacNN Lounge
A rope / chain / tether is a loose object, not... 6,827 Views / 281 Replies  
A rope / chain / tether is a loose object, not solid. It will deform freely. Imagine you are lowering a rope from a balcony. When the lower end touches the ground, it will "brake" to a halt. Does...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 25, 2022 at 02:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I couldn't find a mention on any regular news... 177 Views / 8 Replies  
I couldn't find a mention on any regular news service last night. It's a day later, and that's still the case.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 25, 2022 at 01:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Agree, small errors in the closeups. They should... 6,827 Views / 281 Replies  
Agree, small errors in the closeups. They should have countered the cable droop with some wire supports erased in post. The faces thing is practical filming - gotta see the cable, and their faces....
Posted by reader50, on Sep 25, 2022 at 01:43 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I plan to wait another week or two, to hear the... 521,133 Views / 1,647 Replies  
I plan to wait another week or two, to hear the reports. And to make sure I can take a day off if need be afterwards.

If I get the flu shot, it will be with the covid booster. I hate needles, so...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 24, 2022 at 08:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
They're probably trying to pull a tree stump -... 488,715 Views / 1,056 Replies  
They're probably trying to pull a tree stump - you can see a nearby tree's shadow. The shadow didn't jump, so the chain isn't connected to the live tree.

But the camera followed the car - you...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 24, 2022 at 05:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
So a girl named Samantha would go by the nickname... 6,827 Views / 281 Replies  
So a girl named Samantha would go by the nickname ... Saman? Sounds like a fish dinner.

ps - I don't blame people for their birth names. Blame their parents.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 24, 2022 at 02:10 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Presumably you're observing small businesses,... 514,197 Views / 825 Replies  
Presumably you're observing small businesses, less likely to have dress codes.

If women are OK with it, and most men like the appearance too, then I don't see the problem. A vocal minority will...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 23, 2022 at 09:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I suspect the pack has a weak cell. The whole... 578 Views / 3 Replies  
I suspect the pack has a weak cell. The whole pack is indeed charging. But one (or more) cells has almost no capacity. Pull the adapter, that one cell falls to zero volts, dragging the pack voltage...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 23, 2022 at 08:59 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Lam, is that gas price chart retail or wholesale?... 9,805 Views / 171 Replies  
Lam, is that gas price chart retail or wholesale? It says we've returned to the gas price about when the invasion started. But I recall the prices right before invasion, and my local price today is...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 23, 2022 at 08:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oops, I got that backwards. Summer gas... 9,805 Views / 171 Replies  
Oops, I got that backwards. Summer gas formulation is the more expensive one. The switch to winter formulation should drop the price a few pennies.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 21, 2022 at 05:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ukraine has done a few helicopter-based attacks... 5,892 Views / 121 Replies  
Ukraine has done a few helicopter-based attacks across the border, and there's artillery dueling. But no HIMARS or other advanced western weapons. I'm not sure about western howitzers. Ukraine has...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 21, 2022 at 05:34 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The sham referenda are scheduled for Sept 23-26... 5,892 Views / 121 Replies  
The sham referenda are scheduled for Sept 23-26 (Fri-Mon). Ukraine says those will make no difference - they can already use advanced western weapons anywhere within the internationally-recognized...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 21, 2022 at 01:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm still trying to catch it. Nothing unusual yet. 840 Views / 18 Replies  
I'm still trying to catch it. Nothing unusual yet.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 21, 2022 at 02:21 AM, in Feedback
Any word on how effective the flu shot is this... 521,133 Views / 1,647 Replies  
Any word on how effective the flu shot is this year? We've had a few years where it missed badly.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 20, 2022 at 08:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Small bump here as well. Maybe it's the switch to... 9,805 Views / 171 Replies  
Small bump here as well. Maybe it's the switch to winter gas formulation. Because demand should be falling.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 20, 2022 at 02:13 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I haven't seen anything. But haven't been online... 840 Views / 18 Replies  
I haven't seen anything. But haven't been online much for the last few days, so I could have missed the big party.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 17, 2022 at 09:56 PM, in Feedback
This doesn't seem so bad. A good schemer with a... 708 Views / 52 Replies  
This doesn't seem so bad. A good schemer with a cause is scary. Better to have someone who gets in, but doesn't break anything. Just do the boring, daily business of keeping the country running.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 17, 2022 at 09:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It's presumably sand under the water. He may have... 488,715 Views / 1,056 Replies  
It's presumably sand under the water. He may have trouble sitting for a few days. And it looks like he whiplashed himself. He'll feel that in a few hours.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 14, 2022 at 05:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My impression is a network mount that's not in... 1,498 Views / 2 Replies  
My impression is a network mount that's not in use when you go to sleep, will quietly reestablish in the background when you wake up. ie - the mounted volume will only vanish if it can't reestablish,...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 13, 2022 at 05:05 PM, in macOS
September is traditionally when the school year... 514,197 Views / 825 Replies  
September is traditionally when the school year starts, so parents will find it busy. However, most schools now start in late August. And some use year-around tracks, so individual kids may start...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 13, 2022 at 05:01 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Instead of calling a restaurant for delivery,... 9,805 Views / 171 Replies  
Instead of calling a restaurant for delivery, call a taco truck service. I'm sure they would send a truck to your address for the right fee. Super-fresh tacos at your door, piping hot.

Probably...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 12, 2022 at 11:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Russia is now spinning it - they ordered a... 5,892 Views / 121 Replies  
Russia is now spinning it - they ordered a Kharkiv area withdrawal a few days before. Pulling the troops to reinforce the Donbas front. Half the troops that escaped may have walked back to Russia....
Posted by reader50, on Sep 11, 2022 at 10:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ukraine has routed the Russian forces in the... 5,892 Views / 121 Replies  
Ukraine has routed the Russian forces in the north.

It turned into a race, who could get enough forces to Kupiansk the fastest. Ukraine won, partially encircling the city. The Russians broke and...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 10, 2022 at 02:53 PM, in Political/War Lounge
S/he's all good. There's a sign. It says you can... 488,715 Views / 1,056 Replies  
S/he's all good. There's a sign. It says you can park there.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 10, 2022 at 02:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I never met her. I do have good impressions - she... 522 Views / 5 Replies  
I never met her. I do have good impressions - she was a source of stability. The UK government would do this or that, while the Queen *never* said dipshit nonsense.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 10, 2022 at 02:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It's not every day, but now and then, I need some... 9,805 Views / 171 Replies  
It's not every day, but now and then, I need some Doritos.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 9, 2022 at 02:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Ukrainian forces have reached the outskirts of... 5,892 Views / 121 Replies  
Ukrainian forces have reached the outskirts of Kupiansk, but are not (yet) in the city. It appears that for Russian forces in the area, it's become a shitshow...
Posted by reader50, on Sep 9, 2022 at 12:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
All that effort to catch an empty can. 488,715 Views / 1,056 Replies  
All that effort to catch an empty can.
Posted by reader50, on Sep 9, 2022 at 12:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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