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It’s not about how many cows there are (the USDA... 61 Views / 3 Replies  
It’s not about how many cows there are (the USDA says ( https://www.nass.usda.gov/Charts_and_Maps/Cattle/inv.php) that number has been declining over the last few years). It’s about how “efficiency”...
Posted by ghporter, on Today at 05:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
All lane changes must be done “safely,” and I... 649 Views / 55 Replies  
All lane changes must be done “safely,” and I think this is the key for driver training courses banning lane changes in an intersection.

For a new driver, intersections can be pretty confusing, so...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 11:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
After actually investigating the continuity issue... 14,820 Views / 216 Replies  
After actually investigating the continuity issue with Kirk’s blood stain in Star Trek II, it’s just not possible to depend on something that’s supposed to soak through actually doing it the same way...
Posted by ghporter, on Yesterday at 10:56 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Changing lanes in an intersection is not... 649 Views / 55 Replies  
Changing lanes in an intersection is not mentioned anywhere in the Uniform Vehicle Code, going back as far as 1965.

I too was taught that this wasn’t kosher, but I can’t find any solid reference...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 13, 2019 at 06:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
1. If everybody plays nice, roundabouts are... 649 Views / 55 Replies  
1. If everybody plays nice, roundabouts are safer.

2. If the roundabout is properly sized for both the traffic and the posted speed of the streets involved, they do not slow traffic throughput...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 13, 2019 at 10:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
This is really on-topic, at least a little. ... 498 Views / 15 Replies  
This is really on-topic, at least a little.

My son introduced me to a metal group called Rammsstein a while back. OK, quite a while back. Their lead singer sounds like a Klingon who gargles...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 11, 2019 at 12:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We’re probably going to have three cases between... 498 Views / 15 Replies  
We’re probably going to have three cases between the two of us, but all of our suitcases are “all wheel caster” types, that can just roll along upright if you like. They’ve been very convenient in...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 9, 2019 at 06:40 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Windows likes to default to silly stuff, so I... 412 Views / 2 Replies  
Windows likes to default to silly stuff, so I agree with reader50’s suggestion.

I too am not sure how to do this with Win10; I haven’t yet upgraded my only Windows box to Win10 yet, and I’m not...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 9, 2019 at 06:29 PM, in Alternative Operating Systems
We do the same thing with corn chips. We roll... 30,757 Views / 334 Replies  
We do the same thing with corn chips. We roll the tops of the bags over and close them with one of those spring clip thingies, which helps the chips stay fresh. Once we get far enough into the bag,...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 8, 2019 at 03:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
We went to pour over brewing to reduce the clean... 1,158 Views / 53 Replies  
We went to pour over brewing to reduce the clean up we had to do with every other coffee maker we had ever used.

Keurig style cups are handy, but costly and not very eco-friendly, so we got...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 8, 2019 at 03:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Rail Travel in Europe and England - Questions 498 Views / 15 Replies  
Next spring, my wife and I are going on a dream vacation. We’re taking a two week cruise from Florida to Spain, and returning to the states on a cruise from England to New York. We’ll be getting...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 8, 2019 at 01:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t use sugar, and I do use half and half. ... 1,158 Views / 53 Replies  
I don’t use sugar, and I do use half and half. How much? “Enough.” I really don’t measure it.

Most of the time I go for a medium brown color once the stuff is mixed in, but with stronger...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 8, 2019 at 12:14 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Yep. I use scissors on all sorts of things,... 30,757 Views / 334 Replies  
Yep. I use scissors on all sorts of things, cereal inner bags included. And especially "tear here" packages. These typically do NOT open the package in an acceptable manner, and I'm more likely to...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 7, 2019 at 11:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Here’s what I got: the Zagg Rugged Messenger. ... 1,119 Views / 6 Replies  
Here’s what I got: the Zagg Rugged Messenger.
...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 3, 2019 at 07:09 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
The parking surface is most definitely sloped,... 63,165 Views / 481 Replies  
The parking surface is most definitely sloped, and it’s extremely obvious when you’re on it.

I use my parking brake (lever or button-operated) as a matter of course, but I am particularly...
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 2, 2019 at 09:12 PM, in MacNN Lounge
See if this article (... 326 Views / 2 Replies  
See if this article ( https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/02/08/how-to-download-old-versions-of-apps-from-the-app-store-on-an-older-iphone-or-ipad-that-cant-run-ios-11) helps.
Posted by ghporter, on Dec 1, 2019 at 09:59 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Obviously it wasn't supposed to be upside... 63,165 Views / 481 Replies  
Obviously it wasn't supposed to be upside down...and I don't see why it showed up that way.
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 29, 2019 at 07:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Here’s a minor oops... ... 63,165 Views / 481 Replies  
Here’s a minor oops...

http://www.ghporter.com/PubPics/ParkOops.jpg

This was from my hotel room in July. There was some sort of conference going on - that I wasn’t part of - and there was a...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 29, 2019 at 04:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
There was a lot of work done to not portray Fred... 740 Views / 3 Replies  
There was a lot of work done to not portray Fred Rogers as a caricature. You're right - Hanks didn't sound like Fred Rogers. But he sounded more like him than a parody of Fred because of the...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 27, 2019 at 05:11 PM, in MacNN Lounge
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood 740 Views / 3 Replies  
My wife and I just saw A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. We were floored by it.

I'll start by saying that Fred Rogers has always been a hero of mine. His calling to help children understand...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 26, 2019 at 10:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The firmware had no problem, and I have... 4,571 Views / 22 Replies  
The firmware had no problem, and I have reformatted the SSD for APFS and completed reinstalling the OS. I’ll get around to migrating apps and files later.

It was incredibly easy to do, and if the...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 23, 2019 at 09:25 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Around here, 7-11 has reemerged and is pairing... 1,157 Views / 9 Replies  
Around here, 7-11 has reemerged and is pairing with gas station chains. Primarily it's Valero, but Valero has Circle K as well as another one or two convenience brands.

We've recently had Quick...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 20, 2019 at 09:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Lacking input, I bought the Zagg Rugged Messenger... 1,119 Views / 6 Replies  
Lacking input, I bought the Zagg Rugged Messenger Case with keyboard. The case part protects the back of the iPad, while the keyboard folds over the front and protects it. It looks like a winner to...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 19, 2019 at 08:49 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
I don't have a problem reinstalling the OS, but I... 4,571 Views / 22 Replies  
I don't have a problem reinstalling the OS, but I don't know if the firmware on a 2007 iMac will support APFS to format the drive. I guess I'll find out shortly. ;)
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 19, 2019 at 08:44 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Well the clean install of Mojave worked pretty... 4,571 Views / 22 Replies  
Well the clean install of Mojave worked pretty well. I haven’t migrated apps and data from my old hard drive yet, but that looks like it’ll be pretty simple.

The one thing I don’t get is that I...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 17, 2019 at 10:02 PM, in Mac Notebooks
My mistake. But again, I think cream cheese... 2,371 Views / 44 Replies  
My mistake. But again, I think cream cheese would need the hash browns to be firm and kind of crisp to actually be workable. Spread on or just dumped on, cream cheese needs structure.
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 17, 2019 at 12:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
While I was at the conference I ordered a... 4,571 Views / 22 Replies  
While I was at the conference I ordered a NewerTech 2.5 to 3.5” drive adapter. It’s what OWC sells for its own SSD, so I figured it’s gotta be good to go. Yesterday morning I installed my 480GB SSD...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 17, 2019 at 12:17 PM, in Mac Notebooks
iPad Air Keyboard/Case 1,119 Views / 6 Replies  
I’m looking at replacing my venerable iPad Air 2 with a current model iPad Air. I’ve become quite used to keyboard cases for my iPad. I have seen the current Apple Smart Keyboard, and I’m...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 17, 2019 at 12:05 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
They’ve gotta be fresh, hot and crisp for the... 2,371 Views / 44 Replies  
They’ve gotta be fresh, hot and crisp for the sour cream thing to work. However, shredded cheese (I’m partial to cheddar) on fresh hash browns is less demanding, and quite yummy.
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 16, 2019 at 10:31 AM, in MacNN Lounge
We cooked white rice with a nice chicken broth... 2,371 Views / 44 Replies  
We cooked white rice with a nice chicken broth for a prior meal, and had enough left to serve under pinto beans with ham. You serve pinto beans over rice just like black beans over rice, which we...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 14, 2019 at 09:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I'm not changing my tires! But it IS quite cool... 54,832 Views / 345 Replies  
I'm not changing my tires! But it IS quite cool here, much cooler than seasonable. San Antonio got UP TO 45 today, but on Monday it went from a high of 75 to 39 by midnight, with a low of 32 at...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 14, 2019 at 09:18 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Battery Test/Health App for iPad and iPhone 399 Views / 0 Replies  
My iPad Air 2 is no spring chicken, and it has started to last less and less time between charges. But I've also had a couple of issues with some apps freezing, so I'm not sure if it's the battery...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 10, 2019 at 09:12 PM, in iOS Apps
Almost as bad: someone recently used the public... 30,757 Views / 334 Replies  
Almost as bad: someone recently used the public toilet, had a HUGE event, used almost all of the tissue, then failed to flush the thing. An inoperative "automatic flush" mechanism is not an excuse...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 10, 2019 at 01:51 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Vinegar is great for cleaning almost everything... 6,995 Views / 26 Replies  
Vinegar is great for cleaning almost everything else except coins. We use a 9% version (“normal” white vinegar is 5%) for cleaning stuff, since there’s so much calcium in our water. It’s freaking...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 9, 2019 at 07:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I have an older iPad Air, and I’m no longer sure... 17,629 Views / 101 Replies  
I have an older iPad Air, and I’m no longer sure if I’m having problems because it’s old or because iPad OS 13 is messing with me.

If I were the superstitious type, I’d say that iOS/iPad OS 13 is...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 9, 2019 at 07:17 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The treatment is regular doses of beans and rice.... 2,371 Views / 44 Replies  
The treatment is regular doses of beans and rice. Try various different types of beans; pinto beans for one treatment, black beans for the next, etc. Don’t forget the corn bread.
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 5, 2019 at 09:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Beans and red rice, no. Red beans and (white)... 2,371 Views / 44 Replies  
Beans and red rice, no. Red beans and (white) rice, yes. Toss a hunk of ham or bacon while cooking the beans (crock pots are great for this). When the beans are done, put a half cup or so of cooked...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 4, 2019 at 10:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I am not saying that there is no flavor in white... 2,371 Views / 44 Replies  
I am not saying that there is no flavor in white rice. It's pretty subtle for people who have been raised on strong flavors. Plain white rice with a little butter is yummy. I just don't eat it...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 4, 2019 at 05:54 PM, in MacNN Lounge
In general, white rice is a canvas waiting for... 2,371 Views / 44 Replies  
In general, white rice is a canvas waiting for embellishment. But that's because it's been processed enough to lose all the flavor (and often nutrition) it might have had.

Brown rices, and a...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 3, 2019 at 06:39 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Growing up in Southeastern Michigan (Downriver,... 1,647 Views / 9 Replies  
Growing up in Southeastern Michigan (Downriver, for those of you who understand that term), our Halloween costumes had to be both non-sweaty and adaptable to snow suits. And you didn't know until...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 2, 2019 at 12:25 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I think, like in many restaurant chains, that it... 17,629 Views / 101 Replies  
I think, like in many restaurant chains, that it depends on the specific restaurant.

I've eaten breakfast at Cracker Barrel restaurants in several cities, and they were similar, but not the same...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 2, 2019 at 12:23 PM, in MacNN Lounge
5 Guys' fries MUST be hot, or they are meh at... 17,629 Views / 101 Replies  
5 Guys' fries MUST be hot, or they are meh at best. As are Red Robin's fries; pretty good hot (with campfire sauce) but cooled down they aren't much - even with campfire sauce.

In my experience,...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 1, 2019 at 09:59 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I've found other issues on my iPad as well. I... 2,523 Views / 10 Replies  
I've found other issues on my iPad as well. I can't get the iPad to accept AirDrops. However, the only thing that changed between having this same site work fine and having it not work (under...
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 1, 2019 at 09:55 PM, in iOS Apps
I'll check it out as soon as I can. I'm at a... 4,571 Views / 22 Replies  
I'll check it out as soon as I can. I'm at a conference out of town at the moment.
Posted by ghporter, on Nov 1, 2019 at 09:51 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I started up the iMac with its old hard drive... 4,571 Views / 22 Replies  
I started up the iMac with its old hard drive connected through USB. It runs faster, even with the old HDD connected externally. But with only 4GB of RAM, it’s still hobbled.

The primary reason...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 29, 2019 at 09:13 PM, in Mac Notebooks
I got the iMac taken apart, the HD and CPU... 4,571 Views / 22 Replies  
I got the iMac taken apart, the HD and CPU replaced, and all put back together without losing any parts or blood or anything! :D

I did cuss the designers a few times, not because of the...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 27, 2019 at 07:15 PM, in Mac Notebooks
iPad OS 13 and iOS 13 Safari - Issues 2,523 Views / 10 Replies  
I've been having some issues with Safari in both iOS and iPad OS 13. It doesn't interact with some web sites I used with them very consistently in the past.

One site is an implementation of...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 18, 2019 at 08:41 PM, in iOS Apps
Yup. Nobody should be playing "elevator... 30,757 Views / 334 Replies  
Yup. Nobody should be playing "elevator operator" in 2019...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 17, 2019 at 07:47 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Nowadays I see dump truck drivers here in San... 63,165 Views / 481 Replies  
Nowadays I see dump truck drivers here in San Antonio - not just the traditional trucks, but extra long semi trailer dump trucks, bottom dump trailers, etc. - careening along the...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 15, 2019 at 08:05 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Well those are more than enough reasons to wait. ... 1,201 Views / 4 Replies  
Well those are more than enough reasons to wait. I'm not sure I've actually gotten Mojave "down pat" for the stuff I currently do. Switching to a new, very different environment isn't something I'm...
Posted by ghporter, on Oct 15, 2019 at 07:54 PM, in macOS
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