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I thought the golden toilet was Winston... 151 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? 151 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... 38,899 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.... 1,274 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. ... 38,899 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,... 38,899 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 -... 1,183 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... 1,183 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... 427 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... 1,183 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... 1,183 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... 73,766 Views / 506 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... 1,183 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... 708 Views / 14 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... 2,827 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... 708 Views / 14 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... 920 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... 1,274 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
How disappointing - they all look authentic for... 19,665 Views / 255 Replies  
How disappointing - they all look authentic for the period. Needs more future humor.

Delicious cigarette ad next to the discount grave digging. 25% off if you die on a Sunday.
Coal - nature's...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 2, 2020 at 05:48 AM, in MacNN Lounge
New technologies enable new applications. If the... 646 Views / 11 Replies  
New technologies enable new applications. If the SciFi movies are right, we'll end up with homes, where entire walls are big screens. Hunger Games shows an example. Existing sets already reach 120...
Posted by reader50, on Jan 2, 2020 at 05:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
What incident was that? That kind of failure... 73,766 Views / 506 Replies  
What incident was that? That kind of failure usually totals the launch pad.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 31, 2019 at 03:45 PM, in MacNN Lounge
slicer, why did you shorten the three links? That... 576 Views / 2 Replies  
slicer, why did you shorten the three links? That obscures the targets, and makes people suspicious of spam. Here are the bare links:

1 - Tesla Cybertruck battery page...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 27, 2019 at 02:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My pet conspiracy theory is those people who... 177,434 Views / 1,000 Replies  
My pet conspiracy theory is those people who drive around town, to obstruct all the other drivers. You signal a turn, and the slowpoke ahead suddenly signals the same turn. So they can stay in your...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 26, 2019 at 08:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
If we accept this premise, then an elected... 7,757 Views / 119 Replies  
If we accept this premise, then an elected politician can do whatever they choose until the next election. Sell out the country, cheat on their wife/husband, shoot pedestrians on Wall Street, rob...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 25, 2019 at 04:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I suppose the 700+ American historians... 7,757 Views / 119 Replies  
I suppose the 700+ American historians (https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/dec/17/trump-impeachment-700-historians-call-for-removal) who called for impeachment are all corrupt?

The 500+ law...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 21, 2019 at 11:45 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Did you remember to flip them off as they went... 14,503 Views / 103 Replies  
Did you remember to flip them off as they went by?

The ladies always want us to talk about our feelings more. But when we roll down the window and do so, they get uncomfortable.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 21, 2019 at 01:49 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I've wondered about cold-engine warmup too. I've... 177,434 Views / 1,000 Replies  
I've wondered about cold-engine warmup too. I've gone from letting it idle, to just driving immediately, but gently.

Thanks Lam, for some clear answers.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 20, 2019 at 03:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The jury working closely with the defendant, to... 7,757 Views / 119 Replies  
The jury working closely with the defendant, to make sure they get off. Why don't more courts work like this? We could really lower the incarceration rate, and save a ton on fewer jails.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 20, 2019 at 01:50 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I found my gmail spam went way down, after I... 1,060 Views / 6 Replies  
I found my gmail spam went way down, after I stopped ordering v!agh-ra through that account.

Everyone gets the spam treatment at some point. It's a cost of email being free to send.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 19, 2019 at 11:33 PM, in Applications
turtle, I don't believe you're a Brit, so why the... 8,469 Views / 113 Replies  
turtle, I don't believe you're a Brit, so why the emotional investment? You're name-calling actual UKers about internal UK politics. You know, the people who see the inside view on Brexit, and are...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 17, 2019 at 11:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Don't bother with NTFS, it is not worth the... 6,080 Views / 28 Replies  
Don't bother with NTFS, it is not worth the price. Just reformat it as HFS+.

30 seconds and you're done. Then you can begin the macOS install.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 16, 2019 at 02:53 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Your Mail has been set to only search Inbox.... 911 Views / 6 Replies  
Your Mail has been set to only search Inbox. After starting the search, options appear in the status bar. Under Mail's title bar, and above the field titles. Switch the search domain from Inbox to...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 16, 2019 at 01:21 AM, in Applications
It was the original owner of the car who left it... 229,508 Views / 1,136 Replies  
It was the original owner of the car who left it running outside a grocery store. The thief with fake plate was arrested, and the car recovered.

Bank guy *did* buy a Mercedes-Benz, then got...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 15, 2019 at 11:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Anyone get a Mountain Lion update offer? 1,126 Views / 0 Replies  
Yesterday, the App Store offered me a Mountain Lion update to 10.8.5. I'm running Mojave.

It's gone this morning. Just an iMovie update offered now. Did anyone else see the big cat yesterday?
Posted by reader50, on Dec 15, 2019 at 02:37 PM, in macOS
Some googling indicates it is indeed not listed... 3,192 Views / 58 Replies  
Some googling indicates it is indeed not listed as illegal in CA, though I could swear my original Drivers' Ed class said it was. Beware that "Unsafe Lane Change" is a catchall ticket, and you're...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 13, 2019 at 10:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Recent decades do not support the bolded part. At... 1,026 Views / 16 Replies  
Recent decades do not support the bolded part. At least, Netanyahu is not good at negotiating with the Palestinians.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 13, 2019 at 10:10 PM, in Political/War Lounge
System Preferences -> Spotlight -> Search Results... 911 Views / 6 Replies  
System Preferences -> Spotlight -> Search Results (tab) -> [x] Mail & Messages

If this [box] is unchecked, check it. 5-15 minutes later, Mail should be searchable.

If the box is checked,...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 13, 2019 at 10:07 PM, in Applications
Must differ by state. It was illegal in CA when I... 3,192 Views / 58 Replies  
Must differ by state. It was illegal in CA when I took my first drivers test, and presumably still is.

I figure it's illegal because of the ambiguity. You should signal a lane change. But in an...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 13, 2019 at 01:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
You forgot a link... 73,766 Views / 506 Replies  
You forgot a link (https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-50756243) so we can check the story details. And Lam is right - it was indeed an IS300.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 12, 2019 at 04:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Donald Trump Jr. (prez's oldest son) took a... 271,826 Views / 2,477 Replies  
Donald Trump Jr. (prez's oldest son) took a summer hunting trip to Mongolia. Got the proper permits, shot a rare and endangered sheep (with big horns), and returned with pictures.

Oh wait, it...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 11, 2019 at 11:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It appears that he could run again. The... 7,757 Views / 119 Replies  
It appears that he could run again. The Constitution does not list such a barrier.

The political ads would be interesting to watch in such a case. "Vote for a Convicted Criminal! Endorsed by more...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 11, 2019 at 09:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I figure they're looking for a way to stop the... 1,026 Views / 16 Replies  
I figure they're looking for a way to stop the BDS (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boycott,_Divestment_and_Sanctions) movement. Denials aside, criticism of Israel's political decisions cannot be...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 11, 2019 at 01:33 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That isn't my experience. It's a mix of induction... 3,192 Views / 58 Replies  
That isn't my experience. It's a mix of induction loops and cameras wherever I've paid attention to them. The cameras will go to timers in the event of fog.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 10, 2019 at 01:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Check the audio out device (not sure how to do... 2,641 Views / 5 Replies  
Check the audio out device (not sure how to do this in Win). Make sure it's sending to the internal speaker, not the minijack. Or the HDMI, or a USB device.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 9, 2019 at 04:02 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
Last week, I ordered a couple items from Kmart.... 38,899 Views / 353 Replies  
Last week, I ordered a couple items from Kmart. Total high enough for free shipping. So ... they ship the 2 items in separate packages, from separate stores.

This morning, I ordered another couple...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 8, 2019 at 10:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Where can you get these? All I see around here... 38,899 Views / 353 Replies  
Where can you get these? All I see around here are the usual 7.5 oz packages or smaller.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 8, 2019 at 03:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Low-traffic intersections do not have signal... 3,192 Views / 58 Replies  
Low-traffic intersections do not have signal lights. Common in rural and suburban areas. In such intersections, one road may be the default, with STOP signs on the other road.

If both roads are...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 7, 2019 at 09:07 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Further thoughts - roundabouts can make sense if... 3,192 Views / 58 Replies  
Further thoughts - roundabouts can make sense if three or more spoke roads intersect. But with just two roads, they make things less efficient all around. They don't actually get rid of...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 6, 2019 at 06:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Would that count as two accidents, or one?... 73,766 Views / 506 Replies  
Would that count as two accidents, or one? Between the same two vehicles.
Posted by reader50, on Dec 6, 2019 at 05:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
During busy times, intersections do switch all... 3,192 Views / 58 Replies  
During busy times, intersections do switch all the time. But during off-hours (especially in rural areas), the signals will default to green on the higher-traffic road. So most of the time, you can...
Posted by reader50, on Dec 6, 2019 at 05:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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