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Hard to beat lime juice over sliced (and nicely... 17,100 Views / 114 Replies  
Hard to beat lime juice over sliced (and nicely chilled) cucumber slices for a light, “fresh” tasting salad item. Sprinkle black pepper, paprika, hot pepper, whatever over it for a zing, or just...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 04:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I’d never looked at the lower case for... 68,185 Views / 414 Replies  
I’d never looked at the lower case for Microgramma Extended. All a Trek fan needed was the caps anyway.
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 04:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Flash (or “Flash”) is only one of the typical... 369 Views / 8 Replies  
Flash (or “Flash”) is only one of the typical vectors. It’s important to be VERY suspicious of anything that wants you to install it. As of my incident above, I’m going to “just say no” to anything...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 11, 2020 at 02:50 PM, in MacNN Lounge
With some thought, it’s come to me that these new... 3,086 Views / 168 Replies  
With some thought, it’s come to me that these new machines are likely to be “user ready” out of the box, and if Rosetta 2 is as effective as the original, current software should “just run,” rather...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 11, 2020 at 02:46 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Wow. That was amazing. I've only just scanned... 405 Views / 5 Replies  
Wow. That was amazing. I've only just scanned it, but our sun is a busy bee, ain't it?
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 5, 2020 at 08:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I was recently caught by a benign looking... 369 Views / 8 Replies  
I was recently caught by a benign looking download. It came from a page that was supposed to give me a certificate for a continuing education course I'd just completed. Somehow the legitimate...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 5, 2020 at 07:57 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Excellent point. Or Bugs Bunny breaking the... 111,677 Views / 551 Replies  
Excellent point. Or Bugs Bunny breaking the fourth wall in reaction... Either way, better than just a helmet cam going all over the place.
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 4, 2020 at 07:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Congratulations on the fix. That sort of thing... 468 Views / 7 Replies  
Congratulations on the fix. That sort of thing is awfully frustrating. “This is the right part, why doesn’t it work?” Yeah, I’ve said that a LOT. :\

It may be worth your time to try to flash...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 4, 2020 at 07:04 PM, in Mac Desktops
Now if he’d been a Loony Toon, he’d have gone... 111,677 Views / 551 Replies  
Now if he’d been a Loony Toon, he’d have gone around that tree. On both sides, of course.
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 4, 2020 at 10:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s what I thought, but I have other... 3,086 Views / 168 Replies  
That’s what I thought, but I have other questions. And I didn’t fully state my question. Will an ARM machine with a Rosetta 2 layer between it and legacy code be enough faster to Joe User that...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 1, 2020 at 05:27 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The birds like the shade (and the perch space)... 68,185 Views / 414 Replies  
The birds like the shade (and the perch space) too.

The local grocery chain, H-E-B, has several stores near me that feature nice amounts of trees in their parking lots. One store in particular...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 1, 2020 at 01:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
With all of that power, would these new chips be... 3,086 Views / 168 Replies  
With all of that power, would these new chips be able to emulate an Intel CPU enough to run (what will be) legacy OS/apps? Apple did that when they transitioned to Intel, so I would think that the...
Posted by ghporter, on Jul 1, 2020 at 01:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s probably around “normal” for that phone. ... 785 Views / 4 Replies  
That’s probably around “normal” for that phone. Keep in mind that the battery in it is not anywhere new, and the OS is trying to use an older processor to do more stuff, so it’s working harder than...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 28, 2020 at 11:10 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I hadn’t thought about the openings in the... 3,086 Views / 168 Replies  
I hadn’t thought about the openings in the keyboard. I have a decorative/crumb blocking cover on my MBP’s keyboard.... I may be taking that off to see if that makes a noticeable difference in when...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 27, 2020 at 10:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
So let's see if I really get this... Thermal... 3,086 Views / 168 Replies  
So let's see if I really get this...

Thermal management requires, among other things, some sort of heat sink. Sometimes (often?) the heat sink has active cooling via a fan of some kind - the fan...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 26, 2020 at 09:04 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah, that's the way his order read. Then,... 22,370 Views / 560 Replies  
Yeah, that's the way his order read. Then, instead of leading, he sidestepped the issue and made it look like that was his idea all along. Sure.....
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 23, 2020 at 04:16 PM, in Political/War Lounge
My local government is taking solid steps to rein... 22,370 Views / 560 Replies  
My local government is taking solid steps to rein in the horrendously large, sudden increase in cases - and deaths locally. Our governor, not so much. Texas had 4000 new cases YESTERDAY. (...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 20, 2020 at 04:57 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I’ve never been able to get metal cones fully... 13,642 Views / 126 Replies  
I’ve never been able to get metal cones fully clean. I use unbleached Melina cone filters - I don’t know that I can taste a difference between the unbleached and bleached filters, but using...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 20, 2020 at 04:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t run my iPad down to nothing in a normal... 3,086 Views / 168 Replies  
I don’t run my iPad down to nothing in a normal day. But the ChromeBook seems to do more on the first 50% of battery life than my 3rd Gen iPad Air.
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 16, 2020 at 06:31 PM, in MacNN Lounge
USB, SD card storage, and longer battery life are... 3,086 Views / 168 Replies  
USB, SD card storage, and longer battery life are a few points where the ChromeBook beats the iPad.

On the other hand, I'm limited with the ChromeBook to cloud storage with Google, rather than...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 14, 2020 at 04:32 PM, in MacNN Lounge
It can be. But I've had some meatloaf that... 5,296 Views / 134 Replies  
It can be.

But I've had some meatloaf that was quite different from the run of the mill "extended hamburger" fare. Don't count on a restaurant's meatloaf to be anything beyond the Sloppy Joe log....
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 14, 2020 at 04:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Technical considerations aside, will ARM... 3,086 Views / 168 Replies  
Technical considerations aside, will ARM processors make enough of a difference in computing power and battery life that Joe Mac User will rush to throw down the cash for a new machine - with a new...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 11, 2020 at 08:48 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think a leaky flush valve is a particularly... 68,185 Views / 414 Replies  
I think a leaky flush valve is a particularly irritating minor irritant. The whole idea of automatically cleaning the toilet bowl with every flush is more than just attractive; it’s incredibly...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 9, 2020 at 12:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I may have to try the TP -over-the-nose trick. ... 68,185 Views / 414 Replies  
I may have to try the TP -over-the-nose trick. Depending on TP quality, of course...

I think the diving mask trick only works because the mask is held tight against the face. I could be wrong...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 5, 2020 at 09:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Keeping the nose wire adjusted firmly against the... 68,185 Views / 414 Replies  
Keeping the nose wire adjusted firmly against the nose helps quite a bit. My issue is that usually by the time I've donned and doffed those specs a few times, my mask has shifted just enough to no...
Posted by ghporter, on Jun 2, 2020 at 08:22 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Of course that's the root of it, but it didn't... 22,370 Views / 560 Replies  
Of course that's the root of it, but it didn't come up until Bolton was on the NSC. So while da prez doesn't want to have any Obama remnants around him, it took Bolton to point it out. So there's...
Posted by ghporter, on May 30, 2020 at 06:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I work in a rehab hospital, and we have to wear... 68,185 Views / 414 Replies  
I work in a rehab hospital, and we have to wear masks all day long, so I have one on when I walk into the building, and take it off only when I get back into my car. It gets kinda tiring.

And...
Posted by ghporter, on May 30, 2020 at 06:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hold Command-R during boot to boot to the... 1,584 Views / 7 Replies  
Hold Command-R during boot to boot to the recovery partition. With the startup chime a thing of the past, I don't know what cue to use for when to hold those keys down...
Posted by ghporter, on May 30, 2020 at 05:49 PM, in macOS
Trump actively demolished the National Security... 22,370 Views / 560 Replies  
Trump actively demolished the National Security Council’s Global Health Security and Biodefense unit in 2018 (...
Posted by ghporter, on May 27, 2020 at 12:22 PM, in Political/War Lounge
And then there’s this: Central Park Dog Walker... 50,848 Views / 383 Replies  
And then there’s this: Central Park Dog Walker Threatens Bird Watcher (...
Posted by ghporter, on May 27, 2020 at 12:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I haven’t bothered with a third-party app for... 806 Views / 11 Replies  
I haven’t bothered with a third-party app for screen shots. I just use the OS tools.

But I don’t use them often enough to even really remember the shortcuts, so maybe that says something about my...
Posted by ghporter, on May 27, 2020 at 12:05 PM, in Applications
So the app is only looking at the date the mail... 1,732 Views / 7 Replies  
So the app is only looking at the date the mail file was created - the import date. Hmmm. That’s not nearly as smart as I thought Mail App would be.

Of course despite all my vetting,...
Posted by ghporter, on May 27, 2020 at 12:04 PM, in Applications
Is the recovery partition OS-version sensitive? ... 1,584 Views / 7 Replies  
Is the recovery partition OS-version sensitive?

When I was dinking around with rebuilding my iMac, I looked into several tools that would “create a recovery partition on you drive”, but I...
Posted by ghporter, on May 27, 2020 at 12:01 PM, in macOS
Interesting. The subject tool, and the other one... 859 Views / 1 Replies  
Interesting. The subject tool, and the other one mentioned in the article, are more “accessible” than my preconceived images of jailbreak tools - admittedly those images are at least a decade old.
...
Posted by ghporter, on May 27, 2020 at 11:56 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Central Michigan’s flooding was also due to crazy... 85,800 Views / 380 Replies  
Central Michigan’s flooding was also due to crazy excessive rains, which overwhelmed (probably way overdue for maintenance/replacement) dams.

Here in South Texas, we’ve had more rain than typical....
Posted by ghporter, on May 25, 2020 at 05:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Gevalia’s Breakfast Blend is pretty bland. Their... 13,642 Views / 126 Replies  
Gevalia’s Breakfast Blend is pretty bland. Their French Roast is pretty robust, with lots of depth.

We tried the Black Rifle AK beans. Bueno... It’s mild and yet full-flavored. They recommend...
Posted by ghporter, on May 24, 2020 at 05:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
For a long time we'd been Gevalia subscribers,... 13,642 Views / 126 Replies  
For a long time we'd been Gevalia subscribers, and gosh that was good coffee. But we moved to buying it from the grocery store once they started selling it that way. Lately it's been harder to find...
Posted by ghporter, on May 17, 2020 at 05:20 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Both South Korea and Taiwan have massive amounts... 22,370 Views / 560 Replies  
Both South Korea and Taiwan have massive amounts of trade and travel. The island concept isn’t really applicable here.

On the other hand, they do both have a long history of taking $hit very...
Posted by ghporter, on May 17, 2020 at 01:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
“Update” for the Same App Every Day 1,554 Views / 2 Replies  
On my iPhone (currently on iOS 13.4.1, but this has been going on for a while), I have one app that offers to update through the App Store every day. Every single day. Not a new version or update,...
Posted by ghporter, on May 16, 2020 at 11:40 AM, in iOS Apps
Fox underrates lots of stuff. If it doesn't have... 17,100 Views / 114 Replies  
Fox underrates lots of stuff. If it doesn't have tons of ad revenue, it's a dog. Don't even give a series a chance to settle and build an audience, just whack it if it doesn't show an immediate...
Posted by ghporter, on May 7, 2020 at 05:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There is more than one kind of ventilator. The... 22,370 Views / 560 Replies  
There is more than one kind of ventilator. The more common type is an “open loop” machine, which essentially just pushes air/oxygen into the patient’s lungs, and exhausts the patient’s exhalation...
Posted by ghporter, on May 6, 2020 at 11:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That sounds awesome! I think we'll have to try... 5,296 Views / 134 Replies  
That sounds awesome! I think we'll have to try that.

Did you add the beans/garbanzos, or just stick with the feta for protien?
Posted by ghporter, on May 2, 2020 at 11:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
We've decided to table the "hanging bikes" issue... 2,052 Views / 33 Replies  
We've decided to table the "hanging bikes" issue until we can plan it out properly.

Given that our garage is just large enough for the two cars, with a modest amount of side room for garden...
Posted by ghporter, on May 2, 2020 at 11:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
We’re quite happy with glass in this case. It... 2,052 Views / 33 Replies  
We’re quite happy with glass in this case. It will be TONS more open than the previous setup.

As built, the bathroom had a 32x32” shower stall at the left, with a partial wall separating it from...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 30, 2020 at 07:08 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Indeed. When we met, my wife and I were both... 1,630 Views / 9 Replies  
Indeed.

When we met, my wife and I were both in the Air Force, both working in the same building, but in (almost) completely separate organizations. Once we got married, we went to work together,...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 30, 2020 at 03:49 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yeah. Moss is pretty...but aggressive. I... 2,052 Views / 33 Replies  
Yeah. Moss is pretty...but aggressive.

I cleaned out my gutters a couple of weeks ago. We only have them at the front of the house - where the oak trees drop their leaves. I wound up doing a...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 30, 2020 at 03:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I dunno... I just had two weeks off with my... 1,630 Views / 9 Replies  
I dunno...

I just had two weeks off with my wife. Now we didn't stay "cooped up" per se. We went on walks (not strolls, but not quite power walks) about every other day, and we had stuff to do...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 30, 2020 at 11:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Not DIY, but our (planned for early April)... 2,052 Views / 33 Replies  
Not DIY, but our (planned for early April) bathroom remodels are afoot. Going from a "phone booth" sized stall shower and "garden tub" - neither were as useful as they had seemed when we had the...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 30, 2020 at 11:03 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm hungry now... 5,296 Views / 134 Replies  
I'm hungry now...
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 30, 2020 at 10:45 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Hahahahahahahahaha! 1,630 Views / 9 Replies  
Hahahahahahahahaha!
Posted by ghporter, on Apr 27, 2020 at 08:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
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